Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Year (or Day!) of Seasons

"Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring....what happens to Aaron?  EVERYTHING!"
This was one of my favorite books as a kid, about Aaron the Alligator and all the problems he had every season:)

I live in Indiana and sometimes we can get all four seasons in the same day, or at least maybe two per day!  What I like about each season is short and sweet.

As a full-time Mom, I had a love/hate relationship with summer.  When the kids were little and we lived in an apartment, the kids and I spent a great deal of time at the pool, or taking them to the park.  As they grew older, though, my summers were spent shuttling them from activity to activity.

Boy was I happy when school began!

My spouse also worked in the summertime, so I was also in single-mom mode most of the time.

School was in session, and I had my 'me' time back.  When we moved to the country, this was the time of year I enjoyed getting outside and working in the back yard, picking up sticks and clearing the brush, since our back yard consisted of 6 acres of woods!

Now, my favorite part is attending the Fall Festivals.

The only good part of winter is Christmas and my birthday.  As I've gotten older, I. HATE. Snow.  Last year, I loved it; we got a dusting.  My ideal winter?  A light snow Christmas Eve or day, then gone by the 26th.

My favorite flowers are tulips, and I was thrilled to discover our new house had them in the flower boxes out in front!

When the spouse was working, I also loved the fact the phone would ring and he would return to work:)

What about you?  What's your favorite season?
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Maureen said...

Summers are hard on the parents when the kids are small. I've always thought they should break up that time off throughout the year. Enjoyed your post!

Unknown said...

I'm with you - I hate snow (and I only see in 2-3 times a year here in GA). Fall festivals are the best, for sure!

Unknown said...

I also had a love/hate relationship with summer when my kids were young, but mine was because I couldn't be home to spend time with them and shuffle them to various activities. I had to work, I felt like I missed everything :(

Helen Henderson said...

Fall festivals are the best.

Anonymous said...

My favorite alligator rhyme is "Alligator pie, alligator pie, if I don't get some I think I'm gonna die. Take away the green grass, take away the sky, but don't take away my alligator pie." Dennis Lee's nonsense books are great.

Cathy Brockman said...

I love festivals too. Great post

Meka James said...

Your summer and my fall are on the reverse. LOL My kiddies have fewer activities in the summer months. I spent a lot of time playing 'mom taxi' during the fall once school starts back up.

RaineB said...

Thanks for sharing, Kenzie. I have to look up Fall Festivals, or maybe we name them something different here? Enjoyed reading your post!

Alina K. Field said...

Harvest festivals like the Polish Dozhinki or German Oktoberfest are the best!

Kenzie Michaels said...

Thanks for commenting everyone:) Looks as if I'm the lone summer-lover around here. I enjoy sleeping in!

Anonymous said...

I'm a summer lover, but fall is my favorite season. Festivals and cider mills are always fun!

Kenzie Michaels said...

@Mary: Good to know I'm not alone after all:)