I know that someone invented that "Spring Forward, Fall Back" ditty to help us remember what direction our clocks go, but it has never worked for me. I always have to look it up. Because, I assure you, I am fully capable of springing back (as in, when I see a mouse on my patio), and falling forward (as in, when I try to put shoes like this on my ever-klutzy feet). A more fail-safe slogan would be very helpful to me. Any ideas?
But, slogan or not, this is surely one of my favorite times of the year. Sunlight! Beautiful sunlight! It’s worth the arguing with the kids over how evil I am to send them to bed when it’s still daylight. It’s worth the embarrassment this non-morning-person suffers, snoring in Sunday school that first morning of the time change. It’s worth it all, for the extra sunniness that sends us all back outdoors, reacquainting ourselves the neighbors we missed during our four-month hibernation.
So y’all get out there and enjoy the sun today. I’ll be in the backyard with my kids, fighting off a nap and–oh, great day!–wearing capri pants.