I can’t believe we’re halfway through autumn already! It seems like just yesterday we were putting away our bathing suits and pulling out the sweatshirts. (Truth be told, just last week I did bring the kids down for a bike ride on the Boardwalk and to run around on the sand one last time!)
“Leaf peeper” season has past it’s peak (*sniff sniff*). All the brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows are slowly falling to the ground. It’s a little sad, but that just means it’s time for one of my simple pleasures of Fall. Jumping in leaves!
I watch people out raking leaves and I think their nuts. Unless you’re raking them to make a leaf pile for your kids, what’s the point?
The other day I took my boys out to play in the leaves. We grabbed our rakes and made a beautiful pile of yellow, orange, red, and brown leaves. The 3 year old stood about 20 feet back, took a running start, and “Blue Skidoo-ed” right into the pile! It was quite a sight! And he had that look of pure joy and excitement in his face. I LOVE that look. There’s NO faking it! It’s exhilaration. You can’t help but smile and laugh along.