Kids add more excitement to each and every day, but I was still surprised when the kids ran up at 6AM like it was Christmas morning and asked whether the groundhog had seen his shadow. I fumbled the remote as best as I could with only one eye open and tuned in the live coverage on the weather channel.
I just hope Phil was right about the early Spring, because my 4 year old looked very concerned when I said the groundhog wasn't always right. You would have thought I said, "Sometimes Santa brings the wrong presents."
Susanna Leonard Hill, author of Punxsutawney Phyllis is hosting a Groundhog Day party complete with groundhog action figures. The idea was to color Phyllis and take her on an adventure. We didn't go anywhere exciting, but I think Phyllis enjoyed the relaxation and the fine company.
Susanna's "Short and Sweets" writing prompts always get my imagination flowing. A few months ago the prompt was to write a poem describing a holiday with each line as one of your five senses (or six if your lucky). Here's mine:
The air tastes of almost spring as
My walking stick steadies each muddy step.
Shadows abound in the woods,
Groundhog feet patter back to their den.
I smell Grandma adding more logs to the fire.