I think I've been in denial. It seems like every summer I can't wait for fall to begin- the cooler temperatures and the smell of rain dampened leaves. Fall festivals. Root vegetables straight from the garden. HALLOWEEN. There's nothing like it. For the last week, temperatures have been perfect for keeping the windows open all day and not feeling cooped up in the drying a/c.
But I guess I didn't realize that fall was really getting here until today's shipment from Cherry Tree Hill arrived, announcing the Fall 2010 color collection of Fingerpaints. If things are arriving in the store now that are marked as the Fall Collection, well, I guess I have to resign myself to the fact that it's fall. Which is awesome, until I consider that in about a month it will be too cold to have those windows open and I'll have to bundle up against the cold winter wind.
These colors are beautiful, aren't they? I love how it's striping, but not in a bold way. I hope to have these (and 7 others) up on the website for sale later this weekend or Monday. For now, if you go look at the Fingerpaints, you'll just see 10 of last season's colors, which are also very lovely.
James has finished his second week of preschool and he loves it. He goes twice a week, and today when he saw a school, he said "I miss school." I've warmed to the idea too. While the first two days were hard, this week I looked forward to having a few uninterupted hours to get things done without my little "assistant." Next week he has school pictures, which seems odd for a three-year-old, but there it is. I feel obligated to buy them because how could I not buy his first school pictures? But you have to prepay the day they are taken without seeing how good/bad the pictures are. And it's not like I get to stand there and make sure his hair isn't wild and that he isn't looking down. This is just playing on the weakness of parents, if you ask me. I don't want to pay $30 for a horrible, canned shot of my son with some 80's background. But at the same time, I keep thinking that if the shots turn out really awesome I'm going to feel like a dummy for not getting them. So, of course, I'm going to shell out cash just-in-case.
And so it begins.