Let's all say it together: "Spring forward, fall back."
Yes, it's that weekend when we're going to have to give up an hour's sleep overnight Saturday. As Daylight Savings Time returns, its reward will be some extra daylight hours in the evenings. And besides, repeating that phrase --"spring forward"- over and over and over might help us all kick Old Man Winter to the curb and convince ourselves that spring really has arrived, even before the "official'' calendar says it has.
Of course, all those bleary-eyed parents of young children know that their kids' internal clocks can be a little trickier to reset. So the wise move will be to plan a Saturday outing that will leave them exhausted Saturday night.
Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History has just the ticket, with its Spring Fling on Saturday. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., parents and kiddies can get up-close with baby animals, get tattoos (temporary, of course), play fun spring games, and frolic with the Georgia Bubbleman, who blows bubbles inside of bubbles inside of... you get the picture.
And speaking of inside, those attending Spring Fling can also enjoy Fernbank's current "Whales: Giants of the Deep'' exhibit, which features giant skeletons and a life-sized model of a whales' heart that kids can climb through.
Spring Fling is free with regular museum admission.