The first post probably left you thinking, okay I SORT of get the bucket thing. Bucket list of places to visit and all, but I promised you it was a well thought out title so here is the rest of the story.
When we go on all of our adventures, one of the most fun things I encourage D to do is to find “treasures.” Whatever he thinks is cool. Nuts, leaves, branches, rocks, etc. so we always have a bucket on hand to collect these things in. Rocks are by far his favorite, and for the longest time I always made sure to carry a few rocks in my purse to keep him entertained in a pinch.
It is really interesting to see what he thinks is interesting vs. what I think is interesting. For instance, I think the caps on acorns are adorable but D always insists on taking the caps off or avoiding the ones with caps altogether. During our Fall walks, I always point out leaves that I think are particularly gorgeous. Bright reds, orange-yellow ombres, huge tulip poplar leaves, etc. and ask him if he wants to put those in his bucket. He almost always tells me no and selects the ugliest crinkly, curled up brown leaves. He is turning in to his own person with his own opinions, how cool is that??
Speaking of Fall, it is my favorite season! Crisp air, hoodies, hot chocolate and all things pumpkin. The excitement of Halloween and Thanksgiving with Christmas right around the corner and there is always a festival or fun family event going on. Unfortunately… my husband can’t be there to enjoy any of it with us because the best times of year to be outside are the busiest times of the year on the farm. BUT our kids are blessed to grow up in a farm family learning how our food is grown and how to work hard. Fall is for harvesting, plowing and planting. Although they are too young to work along side their Daddy, they still love to visit him at work to ride along in the tractors and learn. They are little sponges!