Ha! Did you see what I did there?
It’s Backwards Day—one of my favourite “holidays” of the year. The day it’s perfectly okay to eat dessert before dinner, or even soup for breakfast. Actually, my Grandma told me people in some countries—like Turkey—eat soup for breakfast all the time. Now that’s backwards, right?
Last year, my Mom laughed at me for celebrating Backwards Day. She even teased me for putting my slippers on the wrong feet (to be fair, I did kind of trip up a lot), and for wearing my T-shirt inside out.
But this year, she’s really getting into the spirit. We’re having PANCAKES for dinner. (I know, lots of people do that everyday…) And, Mom wore MISMATCHED socks this morning. I don’t know if that’s technically backwards, but for my Mom that is definitely NOT NORMAL. She even pairs her socks together before she throws them in the laundry so they stay together. I don’t need backwards day to wear mismatched socks—I do it all the time!
Anyway, my whole family is getting into the holiday. Dad has his ball cap on backwards, and my sister, Amelia, has been spelling her name backwards all morning. It’s kind of fun, right?
Oh—and don’t forget, Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day! I’m going to make a wish for a late Spring. Maybe my wish will be backwards and we’ll actually get an EARLY Spring? Hey, it’s worth a try.
Gotta jet! Have a great DAY BACKWARDS!
— Chase Superman Duffy