Monday, October 8, 2012
Our Own Fall Tradition: Bonfire and Ice Cream
I do love the Fall. I swear. But there is something about it that always bring lots of pressure for me. I think it's the fact that I can't resist scrolling Facebook and I see so many smiling families picking apples, on hayrides, and doing all kinds of "Fall Activities". For some reason I just can't get into Apple Picking. It's such a long drive out there, it's hard to find the right apples, and then they don't taste that great anyway. But mostly it's because Hubby often has to work on the weekends so it's hard to plan a several hour trip in advance. Yet I feel like I'm doing my kids such a disservice by not going apple picking. Will they feel deprived for their entire lives if I don't give them the pleasure of Apple Picking???
So, last Friday night I had this grand idea that we would go for a family bike ride when Hubby got home from work since it was such a beautiful Fall day. I even thought we could bring a picnic! Then life happened. He got off work late, got stuck in traffic, and was tired after a long day. So we improvised. Instead, we ordered pizza and had a bonfire on our back patio. The kids were beyond thrilled. Then I decided to treat them to something yummy. Yes, it would have been ideal if I'd planned ahead and had stuff for S'Mores. But I had to work all day and I didn't plan ahead so they had to settle for a bowl of plain vanilla ice cream. They absolutely thought this was the most fun they'd had in weeks. Poor kids. I guess they don't get out much.
So now we have our own new Fall tradition: "Bonfire and ice cream". I'm sure they won't feel deprived at all. Right?
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