Thursday, March 1, 2012

Leap Day (A Day Late)

Since the earth takes 365 1/4 days to orbit the sun, we add one day (February 29) to every fourth year.  At our house, we call this Leap Day.  Considering that my kids were all too young to remember anything we did 4 years ago on Leap Day (for that matter, I don't remember either), I started something new.  We ate backwards!  We frequently eat breakfast for dinner, so that wasn't too different, but dinner for breakfast?  Well, that's different.  We even ate dessert first!  Imagine my kids surprise when they wake up to the smell of cupcakes and see me making pizza.  "Pizza for breakfast?" they ask.  I just smile.  Then, I sit them down and give them all a cupcake.  "Huh?"  I answer, "Well, if you're going to eat backwards you have to start with dessert, right?"  Other than eating backwards, we didn't really do anything out of the ordinary.  Then, severe weather cancelled church, so we watched a movie together instead.  How do you celebrate Leap Day?