Unless you’ve done a fantastic job of averting your eyes towards anything orange over the past few weeks, you’ve probably felt a little bit like we’ve been taken over by pumpkins. They’re decorating stores, hanging from banners, dancing across the TV in commercials and coming home in every project your child is doing at school. Every. Single. One.
They’re the true sign of fall and all things harvest, even if you don’t live within 100 miles of anything resembling a farm.
I love this time of year, I really do. But, sometimes I want to rebel a little and rip that happy (or scary) pumpkin face off the zillionth paper one that’s come home this week. There has to be more than pumpkin pie and pumpkin carving and pumpkin paper cut outs. And I even like pumpkins!
I also happen to strongly believe that kids need to move more, spend more time in fresh air (which is so crisp and refreshing and perfect this time of year), and have a little more simple in their lives.
So, it’s only natural for me to take those perfectly cute pumpkins and put them to use helping kids be just a little healthier and happier. Because then they’re easier to parent. And they sleep better. And life is just a little less stressful for us all.