Fall looks very different from what I grew up with in Missouri here in the piney woods of Texas. My kids are missing out on the fun of raking the fallen leaves and jumping in the piles of leaves. They won’t experience that here. They have seen many shows and movies that have children playing in the raked leaves, so they are familiar with the tradition. They decided this year to create their own version, Texas style!
Raking the pine needles….
and more raking….
and more raking! We only have one pine tree, but it produces A LOT of pine needles!
Finally, they get to jump into the “leaves”… it was very short lived since the pine needles are very pointy and hurt when they stab you!
Then they cleaned up their pile. They even did it without being asked! Great helpers!
While all of our friends up north are enjoying raking and playing in real leaves, we will enjoy the shorts weather until Christmas! Oh the joys of living in Texas!!