The boy child was at school. The girl child was taking a nap. I was out on my umpteenth trip to the kennel for the day. The sun broke through the clouds, and suddenly I had the unexplainable urge to rake the leaves.
Can't remember the last time I raked leaves.
Usually the wind sweeps them away or we bag them with the lawnmower and dump them in the compost pile.
With part of the yard raked somewhat neatly, and one last check on the pups before heading up to wake girlie from her nap so we could go pick big brother up from school, I emerged from the kennel to find She was already awake and standing with a huge grin, at the base of my pile.
(How's that for a run-on sentence?... not even going to try to fix it.)
"Mama! Da best fing dat I wuv about the Autumn is a big pile of weaves dat I can jump into!"
"Can I jump in, Mama?"
Oh, for Pete's sake, how could a sane person resist such adorableness?
It was literally right at that moment that I remembered the pile of doggie doo that was buried somewhere down in the bottom of the leaves.