Crappy Pictures: Kids Have All The Luck In Fall

I love fall — or autumn as fancy people say. It has always been my favorite time of year. However, as an adult I find myself wishing that I was a kid, especially in fall.

Kids have all the luck in fall, they really do. Here’s why…

Fall clothes

Crappy Pictures - Kids get new fall clothes

When I was a kid I got an entirely new wardrobe every fall! New sweaters and pants and jeans and shoes and boots and a jacket and a hat and scarf and mittens. Everything. New! Sure, this was because I outgrew all my old stuff. Kids grow fast. I don’t grow anymore which means no reason (or excuse) to buy all new clothes.

Piles of leaves

Crappy Pictures - Kids love jumping in leaves

Remember jumping in leaf piles? It was awesome as a kid. Now it is itchy. And leaves get stuck in my hair and down my shirt. I don’t remember this happening as a kid. And the piles don’t provide adequate padding. Our yard leaf piles just aren’t big enough to properly cushion my fall. Ouch. Plus, it makes a mess. A mess that I have to rake up all over again.

The Thanksgiving kids' table

Crappy Pictures - Kids' table at Thanksgiving

I miss the kids’ table at Thanksgiving. I don’t remember arguing about politics or discussing work or the weather at the kids’ table. The kids’ table was the place to be. It was way, way more fun.

Wish list

Crappy Pictures - Wish list

Remember making extensive Christmas/Hanukkah/etc. gift lists? I truly believed that it was possible to get everything! I never did, but the hope and excitement was there. Now I just have an wish list but I’m pretty sure Santa doesn’t check it.

I still love fall. And the good news is that I get to relive it vicariously through my kids.

Tell us

What is your favorite thing to do in fall? Do you think your kids get to enjoy the season more than you do?

Image credit: Amber Dusick

About the author:

Amber Dusick - Crappy PicturesAmber Dusick is one of our SheKnows Experts Among Us. She is the author of the bestselling humor book Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. She writes and illustrates the blog Crappy Pictures where she captures the hilarious and frustrating things that happen in marriage and parenting. Find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Comments on "Kids have it better than adults in fall"

Jackie November 15, 2013 | 7:50 AM

Love it Amber! As for making the giant list...the year I pulled that one Santa gave me (and my sister) coal in my stocking for being greedy. Scared the poop out of me! Lesson learned.

Andrea November 14, 2013 | 5:36 PM

Yes, Amy! How come I carefully plan gifts for my husband months ahead of time and he shops the day before and brings home some random item that caught his attention. So funny! And this IS me and my daughter's!

Andrea November 14, 2013 | 11:30 AM

This is so completely awesome. And true. So very true. Love it.

Stacey November 14, 2013 | 11:22 AM

I never thought about it this way, but you are right. They do get all of the good stuff!

Ami November 14, 2013 | 11:19 AM

I printed out my Amazon list and gave it to Santa. With notes, like, "doesn't have to be this brand, but does need to be this size or bigger. Not stainless steel." I will repeat this weekly until December 24, when he will make a sudden trip to the next town over and I will pretend not to know why. I will also refrain from saying, "You know, if you had just ordered it off Amazon back in November..." as my Christmas gift to him.

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