Yesterday, we got out of the apartment. It was good to be outside in the sunshine with the smell of fall pulling at my inner bear stirring it out of a deep slumber. We had spent too many hours inside due to one sick child or another.
I sat quietly with the autumn light on my face enjoying the sound of my children playing. Their voices rang out into the air full of happiness as they scuffled through dry scattered leaves. We stretched ourselves out over our last day of autumn break savoring every little piece.
That was Sunday.
Today, autumn break is over and the girls went back to school this morning. They were bubbling with excitement to be back in their classroom. It feels good to slide back into our weekly routine after a long break.
The trees are almost bare with only a few stubborn leaves hanging on.
Soon I will have no children left that will fit into this baby swing.