We finished our homework, finished our dinner, and crowded in close in front of the news waiting, as patiently as is possible for two 5-year-olds, for any sign of Punxsutawney Phil. And nothing.
We changed the channels, surfed our 4 local stations for the entire 30-minute segment. Up and down from channel 2 through channel 5. Over and over again. And nothing.
I checked Animal Planet, the Weather Channel, even CNN. And nothing. (Anderson, why have you forsaken me???)
And the kids were just crushed.
It's Groundhog Day, for crissakes! I mean, I know it's a total fabrication, a series of lies and tall tales woven by our ancestors into a rational explanation for another damn six weeks of winter (or not) and carried on to this day for no other reason than for the poor little town of Punxsutawney, PA to eek out a meager tourism trade. But it would be like suddenly telling the kids there's no tooth fairy. Or no bigfoot. Or no Easter Bunny. Or that wishing on a falling star doesn't make it come true. Or that crossing your legs while going over a railroad track will ward off bad luck. Or that avoiding stepping on cracks will keep your mother's spine intact.
I mean, COME. ON. PEOPLE.
I can't keep all these lies going all by myself!!!
But Thank the Lord in all Her Glory for YouTube:
Looks like another 6 weeks of winter, folks. Well, at least for those of you NOT living in Cali! :)