I am joining Two Writing Teachers for the Slice of Life Story Challenge. I appreciate this space for writers to tell their stories and connect with each other.
My husband has had a Daylight Savings Time tradition for the last 30 years. Every autumn, when we fall back in time, Keith quits shaving. He keeps his beard through the winter, trimming it as needed. It gives him a distinguished look, one I like. Some think it makes him look older. I remember the year he came to see me at school and Cruz, one of my first graders asked me if Keith was my grandpa. We still laugh about that.
Tonight we spring ahead. That means tomorrow is shaving day. When the kids were little, it was a big deal. Daddy's face felt smooth all of a sudden. To me, my husband looks 20 years younger after he shaves. It will seem strange at first, but eventually, I'll get used to it. And as soon as I get used to it, it will be time to quit shaving again.