What is your favorite time of year, and what makes it so?
In our house, Fall is right up there. We made a list of our favorite things (kinda of like Oprah’s Favorite Things list, but made up of things you just can’t buy). 🙂
There are the normal things we look forward to every year:
- Apple cider
- The return of college football and going to Red Mill (Red Mill is a burger place that is open all year round. For whatever reason the return of college football reminds us it’s time to go back to Red Mill)
- The leaves changing color, and
- Going to the pumpkin patch (we’ll do that here in a few weeks)
And there are those things that are temporary, having to do more with my children’s ages and interests than anything else:
- Watching my oldest son practicing soccer past sunset with his team
- Spending more time with other moms during practice — we’ve found the kids don’t seem to miss us if we slip away for a hot beverage or quick meal and get back by the time it’s over
- Watching and cheering my son and his teammates on at the game (it’s nerve racking for me)
- Spending time on the playground with my younger son while older brother plays in a game (I’m much calmer here)
- Decorating a gingerbread Haunted House (again, we’ll do that here in a few weeks…and as much as I’d like to think this will be a long-term tradition, I fear it will only last as long as the boys are interested in doing it).
Time continues to pass. The boys are getting older. We reached a new milestone this season. Our membership expired at the zoo. We’ve had a membership there since the kids were babies. They no longer seem interested in seeing the animals. Other parents warned us this was coming, but it feels a little like a change in the weather…nothing ever really stays the same, and that’s okay. The constant traditions of Fall I look forward to, they will always be there. The ones that are yet-to-be excite me. What activities or temporary traditions will the new seasons bring for my family? We’ll just have to wait and see.
What are your favorite Fall traditions?