Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Joys of Children

Reasons Fall Is Fabulous

1. Hello? Do we need to say it? School.

2. Fall clothes come in the same colors as your kids' food stains - chocolate brown, fruit-punch red, and mac-and-cheese orange. Way to save on colorsafe bleach!

3. You get to carve jack-o'-lanterns - the only time seeing a snaggletoothed smile your home doesn't make you fear an $8,500 orthodontist bill.

4. The thrill of new crayons.

5. It gets dark earlier. It's easier to get the kids to bed earlier. You get to go to bed earlier.

6. Nothing smells better than a toddler who's just jumped in a leaf pile.

7. All your favorite shows are finally back! Come on, don't you want to know if Will and Emma hook up for good on Glee?

8. Trick-or-treating, that blessed evening when sleep-deprived moms who look like zombies simply blend in with the crowd.

9. We're suckers for the sight of little kids in footy pajamas.

10. Hot cider. Hot cocoa. And for moms, a hot toddy.

(From Parenting magazine)


Aunt Bev said...

Hey Jeff =)

Have you and Val taught Cooper any sign language? That is a big thing these days I've noticed (the pediatrician person I type for) is teaching babies sign language. They apparently have a video for babies that teaches them how to say stuff before they can even say the word (eat, drink, sleep, etc.) and I thought that was pretty neat. I'm sure Val has heard of it being the librarian mom she is...but I wanted to ask.

Love ya
Aunt Bev

Jeff said...

We have a book on it, but haven't read it yet. It would be neat, so we'll see!