Jan. 1 is Z Day

z-day-zebra

The good thing about having a name that starts with Z is that there aren’t too many people with names that start with Z.

So says my oldest son, who is way on the other side of the alphabet from his youngest brother, whose first name starts with an A. Their other brother is right in the middle with a J name.

That wasn’t an intentional  topsy-turvy naming decision to give the oldest son the last letter, the youngest son the first letter and the middle son a letter in the middle. It just worked out like that.

But if anyone whose name starts with a Z does have any hard feelings about being at the end of the alphabet, now there’s a special day for them, right at the beginning of the year. Yes, there’s a holiday called National Z Day on Jan. 1 for those whose names start with a Z. According to Chase’s Calendar of events, it was started by a Tom Zager “to give recognition on the first day of the year to all persons and places whose names begin with the letter Z and who are always listed or thought of last in any alphabetized list.”

So since we have a Z in our family, we plan to head to the zoo to see zebras. Maybe the boys will finish the day with a game of Zingo or Plants and Zombies or maybe they’ll watch “Zootopia.” Song of the day: “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.”

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay.

Happy New Year!

Our Medley Moments:

Z at the zoo with a zebra
Z at the zoo with a snack in a Ziploc bag