Sunday, September 27, 2009

Favorite Fall Activities

Multiples and More is hosting the question of the week



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.

7 comments:

  1. I love carving pumpkins. I can't wait to let the girls get their fingers all squishy in the seeds this year! Amanda from Ditt and Dott
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  2. I LOVE fall! In fact the one thing that truly sucks about living in Hawaii (and believe it or not there are a few), is that it's the same bloody season all year!!! Like you, my favorite fall activities are going to the fair and Halloween! I swear, I'm not just making that up! :) It's crazy, from the comments you've left on my blog and the posts I've read on yours, it's like we're long lost "twins" or something! :)

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  3. Your blog is really nice and your boys adorable!Just wanted to say hi.I'm following you now too!

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  4. thanks for the follow.. I am now following you too... and PS: I believe we live in the same "small town", NC :)

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  5. LOL at you drawing the line and doing "simple" designs now! This will be our first year doing pumpkins and I'm looking forward to it!

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  6. Ogla - thanks

    Amanda and Helen - I can't wait to see what your girls and boys do

    Just Add Walter - I grew up in your town but moved just a little farther north.

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