Festive Fall Party


On Saturday we engaged in some autumn-themed activities. We traveled to a nearby orchard and purchased season-defining produce. The van was full of apples, squash, and pumpkins for carving. We ate apple slices dipped in caramel. We dug Halloween decorations out of the attic. We listened to some music on a “fall playlist.”  We declared it to be an Autumn party. If you call it a party, the kids are more likely to be pleasant and agreeable. Be careful, this trick only works when used sparingly.
At bedtime, my boy asked, “can we continue our Autumn celebration tomorrow?” 
“Sure, what else should we do?”  
“We could eat a lot of festive fall candy, you could watch some sports, and then we can all learn to dance a jig.”