The happiest thing of the day
Was that I bought a clothes pin bag
And filled it with clothes pins!
Now we're ready for spring.
It reminded me of last summer.
I had just brought in some blankets from the line.
My daughter asked me why I hung them out
Instead of running them through the dryer.
I told her that hanging them outside to dry
Traps the summer and spring in the blanket.
"Smell them," I told her, "And you'll smell spring."
She inhaled the blankets deeply.
"I do! They smell like outside!
They smell just like the gas from Pawpaw's lawnmower!"