The Power of Leaplings
Leaplings! They appear appear every four years today. While it’s not true that they crawl out of the Marianas trench looking for children’s tears, like the legendary “Leap Day William,” these little leprechauns can frog up your day today, so review the following intel to live your best leap day ever.
Recall: Leap Day, February 29 is that mysterious extra day we have every four years, in years that are exactly divisible by four.
We need them because while a calendar year is 365 days, the earth actually takes 365 days plus five hours, 49 minutes and 12 seconds longer than that to go around the sun. So roughly every four years, an extra day is needed to re-synch the calendar, or the seasons would start to drift.
Without Leap Day, we’d have Halloween at Christmas and Windshield Wiper Awareness Week in July. And that’s just crazy. Everybody knows that Windshield Wiper Awareness week is the first week of February.
Who Or What Are The Leaplings?
Babies born on a Leap Day, the so-called “Leaplings” have the ability to jump backwards or forwards in time and/or space on this day. They plan for this day for four long years, and let’s just say their plans are rarely good.
Unless you can catch one, in which case this could be your best day ever.
How Do They Leap?
According to Her Royal Leapiness, Leapling Raenell Dawn, AKA the Leap Day Lady, not every Leapling can teleport through time and space. Some do one, some do the other. Superman, she insists, was a Leapling for example who lacked any temporal powers but made up for that with his great spatial skill.
Where there’s an ancient game, there’s an ancient truth and when it comes to Leaplings it’s this – they normally take frog form to leap. (Although unconfirmed rumours also point a leaping lizard form.)
So look for the flying frogs! Catch one if you can today, and prepare to relive your best day.
If You Catch a Leapling Today Will They Leap You To Your Best Day?
Answer: yes. This legendary power while never confirmed or denied by the Leaplings who fear the day will become open season on their kind, it’s true. While the groundhog will send you back to relive your most boring day over and over until you learn a valuable life lesson, the Leapling MUST send you back to relive your very best day, only once.
It’s a time gift you don’t want to waste! So take a minute to review your life to date and pick your best 24 hours. Maybe your best birthday or holiday ever or just the most fun you ever had with a departed family member.
If you have a photo, this helps to get the right day. But even if you can just picture it in your head, that will work too. Either way, you need to have it ready!
How Can I Catch A Leaper?
While your individual strategy should take advantage of your particular powers, there is one iron-clad rule…
That’s right, iron. Like all fae folk, Leaplings are susceptible to its influence. Contact with iron weakens them. So devise your trap with this in mind, bearing in mind you don’t want to hurt anyone. Think, iron filings in a leapers’ shoes, pre-frog out, not a bear trap. If you encounter one in frog form, a simple cast iron cook pan should work. Just make sure it’s not hot!
And now you’re ready to keep on leaping in your best day ever!