Leap Over Storyland

“This is a leap year,” said Larry Leaper to his wife, Maggie.

“You are right,” said Maggie, getting up from the kitchen table to do the dishes. “What are you going to leap over this time? I hope it is not something as crazy as leaping over me, like you did last time.”

Larry Leaper was born on February 29 of a leap year. He only gets to celebrate his actual birthday every for years. The other years, he can choose to celebrate either on February 28 or on March 1.

To celebrate his actual birthday, Larry Leaper chooses something to leap over.

“I am going to leap over Storyland,” said Larry Leaper, with the utmost of confidence.

“You are going to do what?” asked Maggie. “That is the most insane idea you have ever come up with! You do realize Storyland is the size of Canada and Canada is a huge country!”

“Oh Maggie,” laughed Larry Leaper, taking a map out of his pocket. “I’m not going to leap over all of Storyland. I know how insane that would be. I am going to leap over this map of Storyland.”

“Oh my!” cried Maggie, feeling like a fool. “It is just that I never know what to expect from you.”

“I may be a little crazy,” said Larry Leaper, still laughing. “However, I am not insane.”

Maggie helped Larry Leaper unfold the map which was 8′ wide by 10′ long. She watched and encouraged her husband as he prepared himself for the big leap.

“Come on Larry Leaper,” called Maggie. “I know you can do it.”

Larry Leaper did leap over the map of Storyland successfully and still to this day, he will get strange looks from Maggie when he talks about his leap over Storyland.


Moral of this Story:

  • Don’t promise to do something that you know you can’t do.
  • Example: Larry Leaper told his wife, Maggie he was going to leap over Storyland but she told him Storyland was much too big!

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