The smell of dry leaves gathering in piles on the ground is wonderful. I love swishing my feet through the brown crackly leaves and listening to the crunch as I walk through them. Watching my daughters rake the leaves up into huge piles and then jump into it, splashing the leaves everywhere, only to have to rake them up all over again, is one of the simple pleasures in life.
The leaves spreading all over my house, however, is driving me crazy. Leaves are being tracked into my foyer, my living room, my kitchen, and it does not please me! I hate untangling brown leaf scraps from my daughters’ already tangled blond hair. Dead, brown, crumbling leaves are EVERYWHERE, inside and out. I think that my house cannot get any messier…
…until it rains on Halloween.
In come the wet leaves, wet umbrellas, wet costumes, and wet candy, all over my floors! What’s a mommy to do?
At least I had my fancy rain boots to wear outside for trick-or-treating!