Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Falling Leaves

L (DS) and I put our scarecrow in the front yard yesterday in anticipation of welcoming the first day of Fall today. When I greeted L this morning I asked him right away, "Good Morning, do you remember what today is?". His head immediately spun around to look at me with the biggest grin on his face (the kind of smile that most likely meant he thinks there is a party, big holiday, a birthday, something, anything that means TREATS, the kind of treats that usually come in the form of cake, candy or cupcakes). I then remind him, "It is the first day of Fall today.". Thinking he is going to be incredibly disappointed that it means no cake, candy or cupcakes he says with as much excitement as his initial smile showed, "YEEEAAAHHH!!! All the leaves are going to fall off the trees today!!!" and smiles just as big as he had before while dancing around the room.

Oh boy, not only did I have to explain to him that all the leaves are not going to fall off all the trees today but also explain Southern California's climate and why we just might not see any leaves fall off any trees today, tomorrow or ever.

**sigh**just another gorgeous sunny day in So Cal today**another sigh followed up with a happy smile**we might just live in heaven you know?!**


KGplus3 said...

Ahhhh, he was just as happy with the leaves falling as with a cupcake!! (Jeff wouldn't be! lol) What a cutie. Xoxo

6truck said...

T -

I have to disagree with you on one point this time: Since moving back east 25 years ago (yikes! has it really been that long?), nobody has better autumns than Virginia/Maryland/DC/Pennsylvania...everthing here is an explosion of red, yellow, and orange...the welcome smell of the farmers burning off their fields, the cool snap of early October, and the kids running and jumping into my freshly raked leaf piles...wait...Get outta my leaf piles!!