Larry Leaper

“2020 is a leap year,” said Maggie to her husband, Larry Leaper. “What are you going to leap over this year?”

“Well,” said Larry Leaper, leaping over the coffee table to give his wife a kiss. “I have given this a lot of thought and I think I am going to leap over my birthday cake this leap year.”

“Oh Larry,” said Maggie, with a worried look on her face. “Please don’t tell me you want to leap over your birthday cake with the candles lit.”

“Yes,” said Larry Leaper. “That is definitely what I am going to do.”

“Oh dear,” said Maggie. “I hope you don’t want the girls to leap with you. You are all going to end up in the hospital with burned bottoms.”

“You know I would never do anything to harm Pamela and Samantha,” said Larry Leaper. “They are much too young to be leaping over lit candles. However, it is their birthday’s too, on February 29. They want a little cake each, to leap over and they agreed, no candles on theirs.”

“How did I ever get so lucky to have a husband and then two girls, all born on February 29,” said Maggie. “Thank goodness I wasn’t born on February 29.”

“I think I would rather have our birthday’s than yours,” laughed Larry Leaper. “You were born on April Fool’s Day.”

“Don’t you laugh,” said Maggie, throwing a pillow at him from the end of the sofa.

“We definitely take the cake for strange birthday’s,” said Larry Leaper. “Speaking of cake, do we have any in the freezer? I need to practise my leaping skills.”

“Use a bag of frozen peas,” laughed Maggie. “I don’t want to have to clean up the mess of frozen cake and icing everywhere.”

“That isn’t the real reason,” said Larry Leaper. “You don’t want me using the cakes because you want to eat them. Also, I know that you don’t like peas and that is the reason you want me to use them.”

“You don’t like peas either,” laughed Maggie.


Moral of this Story:

  • Don’t laugh at someone else’s birthday.
  • Example: Larry Leaper laughed because his wife’s birthday was April Fool’s Day but his birthday and his two daughters birthdays are all on February 29, leap year day.

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