And another season is upon us. The kids are back in school and the temperatures are falling from the 90s.
And what does that mean? It’s fall, y’all!!
Here are a few simple steps you can take to prepare your family for this glorious season.
>> Pull on your fuzzy Ugg boots from 2003 that you swore you would finally give up one day because they are old and disgusting. But you have to wear them when dragging totes of children’s fall clothes up the basement stairs to try and find something your kids can wear in this weather. Because comfort is key in this situation.
By the way, nothing makes my kids run faster than me saying, “I need you to try on 74 pairs of pants and 96 shirts to see if they still fit!”
>> After getting the kids squared away and realizing you will have to buy them all brand new wardrobes, you can work on your own closet.
>> Cue the leggings, flannel shirts, infinity scarves, tall riding boots and long baggy sweaters. Because you can’t pick up your pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks in anything other than a combination of those clothes.
After wardrobe is squared away, you need to pull out all your fall candles and put them on the mantle. Also, don’t forget to switch out the wreath on the door to match your new fall color scheme even though it’s 85 degrees outside.
>> Time for planning some family fun! The Apple Fest always makes me get into the fall mood. Especially when I wear one of those baggy sweaters and sweat profusely because it’s seriously sunny and not that cold. Also, make sure you attend at least one or two high school football games because we live in Kentucky and that is mandatory.
>> This is also the season of prepping for Halloween costumes. If you are like me, you wait until the last minute to buy a costume because I have a full time job and no time to go all Pinterest on something that will end up looking awful. Also, kids tend to change their minds on what they want to be for Halloween. As of yesterday, my 5-year-old wanted to be a sandwich. So if anyone sees a sandwich costume anywhere, please let me know. Luckily, my 2-year-old has zero say over what he wears so he will be making an appearance in his brother’s hand me down Cookie Monster costume.
>> Lastly, to prepare for fall, you have to get out your crockpot. I don’t care if it sits on your counter unused for three months, it has to be out or it isn’t Fall. If you’re an overachiever, you can make some chili for your family. If you don’t cook like me, you can hope your husband puts something in it.
So there you go, a few simple steps that all moms need to prep for fall. Enjoy the season and don’t forget to order your mums!