The days in Ontario's cottage country have been warm and sunny. With our hot summers and cool falls, our autumn colours
are the most beautiful I ever remember them being. This means there are more leaves to pick up off the ground and hide in pant pockets. And the squirrels and chipmunks are in hibernation panic mode, dropping acorns everywhere (meaning more natural treasures that somehow survive the washing machine and dryer). We've missed the school bus, been late for appointments
and even hours late to pick Mr. P up from the airport after a recent business trip. Our days are spent exploring and gathering and, for me, trying hard to slow down, not to push and hurry my children
and find surprise and delight in what I usually take for granted.
Their childhood is rushing by and day by day and I find myself not ready for the new adventures that my kids are more than ready for.