Halloween, check. Fall is not over, but it has already had a good run. Now it’s November, the in-between month where we wait out Thanksgiving until the grand finale of Christmas can commence.
As a mom, Halloween has been as humbling as it is fun. It’s a mom chore heavy day, and depending on how old your kids are, it can be a lot. A child’s fun is usually dependent on the effort their mom put in. On November 1, all moms are tired. I genuinely have no idea how teachers get through that day. Wrangling that many kids, dragging from their candy hangover? Truly, my respect for teachers runs deep.
November (for us) should be a little slower than October. It is (kind of) a time to rest up for all of the Christmas cheer, starting the day after thanksgiving. It needs to be slower, because shopping, decorating, cooking, kid eventing, wrapping, and all things Christmas add up. Fun in theory and usually in real life, but Christmas is the pinnacle of mom chores.
So hopefully we can take a slower pace this November. Enjoy the sweater days when we have them. I will fill the slightly less packed calendar with grateful vibes (so on point for the season, right?)
Finally, here’s hoping Mississippi Mud Pie (with pecans) is on the Thanksgiving menu. I will be ready.