Oh Fall, where are you? We’ve had some nasty humid weather. I think there was one day this week where it actually felt like fall. I’m trying really hard to just enjoy the days as they come….the more sunshine the better.
It’s hard though….all over the place are posts, pictures, window displays, and crafts related to fall. I’m itching to make homemade hot chocolate and I can’t bring myself to do it when the temperature is 80 degrees.
I’m hoping to visit a pumpkin patch this year. I feel really bad that I haven’t taken the kids to a hayride or anything of the like in 3yrs. Hope that doesn’t disqualify me from the mother of the year award. I keep telling myself it doesn’t need to be this grand gesture. We can keep it simple with books, songs, and a craft or two in favor of the current season. Yet, with every new season I feel like a slacker mom for not rolling out the red carpet in honor of the change.
Why doesn’t the motherhood handbook make mention of these healthy doses of mommy guilt?
Certain things make us feel like better mothers, and being able to create some sort of seasonal tradition is one of those things for me. No matter what’s going on in our lives, those traditions can give us a sense of home and security. It’s one of the things I always wanted when I had my own family.
That’s why I’m sitting here at 1:30am surfing the net for the perfect-for-us fall activity. I’m tired of whining about the things I don’t do… instead I’m finding ways to live the life I’ve always pictured. A really great place to check out(cue shameless plug)is the Autumn Edition of the Year Round Blog Carnival. I think we’re going to start with collecting various bits of nature from this time of year….I do have one project in mind.
So, are you experiencing true fall where you live, or is the weather confused? What are your favorite fall rhythms, traditions?