In my humble experience, Fall is the perfect time of year. The weather finally cools down, you get to bust out those rad coats, and shaving your legs? Eh, forget about it. Oh! And if you have older kids, you can finally send them back to school. There's also Halloween and Thanksgiving and you can start prep for the winter holidays. And pumpkin spice everything, you guys! But do you know what's better than all that? Celebrating Fall with your kid. Do you have any idea just how much a toddler will make you excited for fall? I swear, you guys, it’s the best. Their excitement is ridiculously contagious, so there's truly no way you can be around a toddler as Autumn begins, and not become insanely excited.
Now that Fall is officially here, I, myself, am pretty excited. This is actually the first Fall I get to share with my son, from start to finish, in a state with actual seasons. Most of you might not understand this, but if you’ve ever lived in a land of eternal summer (like, say, Miami), you know what a huge deal it is when you realize you're going to actually experience Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring as they were intended to be experienced. And I can already see my son getting excited for this particular change of seasons. Apparently, he knows how big a deal this is, too.
It’s such a blast to share everything with my toddler, but getting to see it all through his young, not-yet-jaded eyes is seriously the best damn thing ever. If you have a toddler, you might be able to relate to some of the following ways our Rugrats can get us extra pumped for the pumpkin-filled time of the year: