Lincoln is winding up here, ready to leap into the fray. Doesn’t he know that 2023 is not a leap year?
A year has 365 and 1/4 days, but how do you have a quarter of a day? We make up for it by having 365 days in our calendar every year, but every fourth year we add one day to even things out.
Next year (2024) will be a leap year, so it will have 366 days (one extra day in February).
Lincoln is not going to leap this year. He’s just getting warmed up.
Only 28 days in February this year, so those poor fellows who were born on February 29 don’t get to have a birthday this year. Someone born on February 29, 2000, would 24 years old next year, but they will only have had six birthdays.
I’m told they celebrate their birthdays on March 1 on the non-leap-years.
Told it’s not a leap year now,
I will practice anyhow.
Getting fit and into shape,
Flying leaps will make them gape.
Look for me in just one year,
I’ll leap branches without fear.
Leaping Lincoln, here I come,
Hope I don’t land on my … er … fanny.