It’s that time of year where all the trees have begun or have changed colors and the leaves have started to fall. When you’re an adult and you see the leaves have fallen all over your yard at this time of the year, you just shake your head because all you can think about is how it’s more work for you to do.
However, when you’re a kid, man, it’s time to play. You will spend an hour piling up the leaves into a nice big mountain. The bigger the pile the softer the cushion for your body.
So the pile has been created. You stand with your back to the pile and then just let yourself go. Your body goes into a free-fall into the mound you have created and it’s like you’ve landed on a crunchy cloud of fluff. And then of course after you’ve fall, it’s time for that leaf throwing fight as you laugh and dance around.
As for jumping in a puddle, I think most kids love to do this. This brings to mind Mari. If there was a puddle some place she was sure to find it. I swear there was some type of Mari magnet that naturally drew her to each and everyone she could find. Just thinking about it puts a smile on my face.
So which is your favorite?