See ya, summer! Go away with your heat and humidity and bright nights. Hello, crimson leaves, crisp air, and pumpkin-ized life.
I love fall! I’ve always felt happiest during this season, though I can’t pinpoint why. I do love the respite from a hot summer, the smell of cinnamon, and the anticipation of Christmas, but I feel like it’s more than that. The start of a school year? The beginning of indoor cuddle-up-with-a-book-next-to-the-fire time?
Whatever the reason, I love it. And I have quite a few fun activities planned for my family this season. I just hope I do better checking them off than I did for my summer bucket list; sure, we made lemonade and went to Six Flags, but we never got to mint chocolate chip ice cream or the Camden Aquarium, although we did consciously forgo the aquarium for a very cool playground/zoo/train ride park instead. And I only weeded once (because I’m lazy and also because I realized I just don’t care right now). Meh, flexibility is a skill, right?
Long list, right? I will have to keep on track and plan well! There are a lot of baking events, which I hope Squish will help me with. There are some trips, such as an annual pumpkin picking get together we do with our closest friends and their kids. We’re also returning to Sesame Place because the ticket we bought in spring includes a second visit!!
I also created some academic goals, mostly for Squish (although I also want to make a conscious effort to work with Puff more on shapes, colors, etc.) Notice too that speech therapy is on the list – yikes! Squish’s doctor recommended she get evaluated because I guess she has a sort of “s” lisp and doesn’t say “th” words correctly. I’m pretty sure she won’t qualify for services offered by our school district, so it’ll be up to me to help fix those misspoken words. I just hope she’ll sit down for me and learn!
How much do YOU like fall? What’s on your fall bucket list?