If you see my friend Summer, tell him to SLOWWW down. Okay, maybe it’s too late for that because Summer is gone already. I feel cheated. As if a good friend left without saying bye. My toddler is turning 3 and starting classes and my newborn is 4 months old. Quoting my toddler “it’s not fair!” and I couldn’t agree more.
So, now that Starbucks has released their Pumpkin Spice latte, the change of leaves is inevitable. Fall is upon us and there is nothing stopping winter after that. I guess there are some things to look forward to:
Pretty fall colors- I’ve always loved autumn. I got married in October just to have gorgeous fall photos.. Murphy’s Law had something else in mind and gave us an Indian Summer and 80 degree weather. Go figure..
Sweater days- I love being able to go outside with a sweater and being comfortable. No bulky winter jackets, no sweltering 100 degree weather. Just a comfortable cool.
Park days- Nothing better than the playground after all the kids go back to school. It’s quiet, drama free, and dry- yes, I’m the mom that can’t wait until the sprinklers are off. Especially on impromptu playground days where we just don’t plan for wet clothes. I also love that my tot won’t burn herself on the insanely hot slide.
Thanksgiving- I save my maternity pants just for this holiday alone. Love the food, love the family, love the smell. Can’t wait..
The smell of a lit fireplace- no, I don’t have a fireplace, nor do any of my neighbors. The closest I’m getting to a fire place is a lit garbage can on quiet NYC corner. This is why I can appreciate the smell of the suburbs on a cool November day.
Warm coffee and hot cocoa- I can’t stomach hot coffee in the summer.
Christmas- YES! I went there! There are so many little kids in the family, it makes Christmas time extra special. Santa visits every year (we know him personally.) I love the excitement from the kids when they tear open gifts and make a mess in the living room. Yes, it’s all about the mess.
This is what it takes for me to prepare for the end of summer- I have to pep talk myself into all the wonderful things Fall and Winter have to offer. What about you? Do you already miss the summer?