I love this time of year. When the air is breezy, the temperature is below 90 degrees, and the sky is a beautiful blue. It reminds me of fall festivals and county fairs when I was growing up.
The kids and I have enjoyed an afternoon of hide and seek, freeze tag, and relay races. I even got my father in law in on it. He’s a pretty good hider and not a bad seeker. My husband accused me of not playing fair so he got in on it too just to help the boys get even with their mom. My oldest son is too sharp for my attempts at distraction….yelling, “Look, there’s candy over there!” doesn’t work anymore. And let me tell you the hardest part about freeze tag is trying to get my two year old to unfreeze me. She kept standing there yelling at me to go put her on the swing and I kept trying to convince her that I would be happy to as soon as she touched me so that I would be unfrozen. Everyone knows that the rules of the playground are always to be followed.
I’m so thankful for my kids. They allow me to have a second childhood. Because one is never enough. Life is good.