An extra day — a welcome gift of time every four years.
Have you ever played Leapfrog? I certainly remember playing it. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about this simple game:
Leapfrog is a children's game in which players vault over each other's stooped backs. Games of this sort have been called by this name since at least the late sixteenth century. They also played this in colonial America. The first participant rests hands on knees and bends over, which is called "giving a back". The next player places hands on the first's back and leaps over by straddling legs wide apart on each side. On landing he stoops down and a third leaps over the first and second, and the fourth over all others successively. When all the players are stooping, the last in the line begins leaping over all the others in turn.
I like how this game is gadget free, low-tech and that each player is of equal importance. Do kids still play this today? I hope so, as it would be a good lesson in teamwork. To me, leapfrog's "giving a back" can represent the support we offer our friends, colleagues and family.
Wishing you a playful and productive leap day.
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