I don’t want to like you at all.
I want to hang onto the last vestiges of summer as long as I can, to 85 degrees and bikinis on the dock, to lime sodas instead of pumpkin spice lattes, to fresh garden salads instead of roasted root vegetables. I want to sit by the outdoor pool one last time while the kids do lessons, and hear the sound of a dozen lawnmowers in the distance. I want another month where I don’t need to think about school and schedules.
But in spite of myself, I find I’m looking forward to it all. To pumpkin spice everything, blanket scarves, and well-worn brown boots. I find an incredible hygge in all that fall is… cozy drinks and soft-lit evenings, early bedtimes and movie nights. The kaleidoscope of colours in nature & the crisp bite in the air that is far from unpleasant.
The nights are cold now, almost freezing but the days are still gorgeous. We’re hovering on the brink of change.
I don’t want to, but I’m loving it.
I want the schedules, the routine that comes with the start of the homeschool year. I want the lame fall drinks that cost $6 at Starbucks, and I want to dig out my snuggliest blankets and socks.
I want it all. I loved the summer, but I’m ready to greet fall. I’m so grateful I live where seasons are defined, and I’m finally learning to embrace each one while it’s here.
What are your thoughts on the impending Autumn?
And which side of the fence are you on when it comes to Pumpkin Spice?