Today is the first day of fall.
The first leaves are starting to come down, and my kids eagerly reminded me that's it's almost time for "Leaf Village!"
What is Leaf Village you ask? It is a town I "let" them make last year out of the fallen leaves in our yard.
To create Leaf Village, one had to rake the leaves into neat piles that were then labeled "House," "School" and "Bench," the last one being designated the sitting-on pile. There was of course, also a town swimming pool. And yes, diving was permitted.
And even more ironic to me, all the neighborhood kids enjoyed helping to make Leaf Village - our yard being the only on the block where the leaves weren't miraculous blown away from a garden service while the kids were at school.
I can only imagine what their parents thought.