I love the change of seasons. The excitement that comes from the heightened feeling of change in the air. It’s tangible, it’s visible, you can see it in the nature around you, and you can feel it in your home …
My kids don’t cope well around the big seasonal changes, they become a little grizzly, they often get sick, and they sleep a little more than normal, or a lot less. It throws their sense of equilibrium, the sun isn’t up and yet it’s morning? They can’t understand it. The clouds are covering the sky, so they wear a jersey all day at school, cooking themselves in the humidity.
I try and explore more around the change of seasons, try and bring excitement into my children’s day-to-day world. Dry leaves that crunch as they walk under the deciduous trees, collecting pinecones in preparation for winter … cuddle up on the couch with the first fire being lit for the upcoming season. Fun stuff.
So when the dried leaves crunch their way into your carpet, and the seasonal winds force you to shut your windows, and bundle the kids up in scarves, and gloves before you poke them out the door, remember that this kind of change is magical, and find a way to celebrate it.