Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


I took my two oldest sons with me today to a youth group tradition that I inherited several years ago called “Beach Mondays”. Initially, they were every Monday. Now it’s more like 4 or 5 Mondays during the summer.

Anyway, on our way home my boys were counting the days till we leave for Uganda and I told TJ that June only had 30 days. He then started to check on his hand. I said, “what are you doing?” He said, “I’m checking to see if you’re right?” I said, “How do you know? What are you doing on your hand.”

He said that if you use close your fist and say the months of they year on your knuckles, all the months that land on the knuckle are 31 days, all the valleys are 30 days or less.

I didn’t believe him since July and August both have 31 days, so it’s not every other month.

But then I did it, and it works!! Close your fist. Start on your index finger and work your way towards your pinky, calling out one month for each knuckle and one for each valley. When you land on July on your last knuckle, start over on August on your knuckle again.

There you go, if you ever wonder what month has 31 days and what does not, use the knuckle tool. 5th grade is so informative evidently.


  1. Anonymous says:

    How did we miss that one when you were growing up? They taught me that in fifth grade. Dad

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