Not sure about you guys, but I received more than my fair share of comments about the timing of my pregnancy and birth. I discovered that I was pregnant in September and delivered in May, so one of the most common observations was how I’d miss being pregnant in the summer. Turns out (and unbeknownst to me, as a new mom) fall is the best time of the year to have kids. Who would have known, right?
Apparently, not having a child during the summer months was a real "win" for me (and for my partner, seeing as it would free him from the responsibility of delivering chilled snacks and ice cold drinks to me while I laid on the couch, sweating in air-conditioning and cursing the sun). Intuitively knowing which season was best when it came to having (and taking care of) kids wasn't really my thing, though. However, as an avid Fall-lover and connoisseur of all things Autumn, it's time for me to address the reasons why so many people were right: fall is the absolute best when it comes to having children.
I think it’s important to keep in mind that, despite the cold weather and sniffly noses (and where is my toddler’s damn coat?), it doesn't get any better than fall, and having little ones around just magnifies it’s undeniable awesomeness. No more obsessively stopping to apply sunscreen; no more drippy, sticky popsicles getting everywhere; no more skinned knees (not because he doesn’t trip in the fall, but because it’s too hot for shorts). Now that fall is finally and officially here, we’re able to appreciate indoors and outdoors. We’re able to dress in layers. Layers, you guy. I can enjoy hot coffee without breaking a sweat (if I can get to my coffee in the morning while simultaneously wrangling my child) and that’s only the beginning. Here’s the reasons why fall with kiddos is my favorite: