What is your favorite fall activity?
Well I have lots of favorites:
I love taking the boys to the fair - but I already wrote about that. I guess my next favorite activity would be Halloween. I love the decor, the costumes, the sweets, fixing Halloween dinner, and making Jack O Lanterns.
Jack O Lanterns are probably the hardest thing I do. See somewhere along the way I let my kids choose their design for their pumpkins and being a good mother I would make whatever they asked for.
The first year they got to choose, it was the Batman symbol and Superman symbol - not too hard. The next year it was spiderman. Not a spiderman symbol, but a spiderman FACE - do you have any idea how hard that is. That was the year I decided I was going to draw the line and make them go back to simple jack o lanterns. Whoever thought giving your kids what they want was wrong. Whoever thought encouraging creative expression was a good thing was wrong.
So in 2007 we went for something simple! And there I was in my kitchen carving the symbol for Wolverine and Power Rangers (fyi: I don't even let them watch power rangers, but that is what Tyler wanted to be for Halloween).
In 2008, I gave up. By the time my children were 6 they knew Mommy could do anything. I didn't want to burst their bubble - given time, they will start to realize how much Mommy doesn't know. I want my SuperMom status to last as long as possible. So for Halloween we had one original design by Nathaniel with his initials- 1yr old Bradley got the word BOO, and one fire breathing dragon for Tyler.
I wonder what this year will bring.