Friday, October 28, 2011

Raking fall leaves with papa turned out to be more of an exercise in creativity than a lesson in the satisfying rewards of hard work.



In essence, he raked while they went behind him and made lovely yellow paths all around their imaginary world with the leaves he'd just piled.

I personally witnessed the paling of his face as he murmured, astonished, "They took my leaves and spread them all back out!"



But who can deny the beauty of a carved mini-pumpkin placed strategically among fields of gold? I saw his eyes crinkle at the sides and his heart melt into a warm cup of cocoa. No anger - no reproach.

A dream father, he is.

16 comments:

Sandy said...

As a Mother of 5 boys (now grown with kids of their own)I know how much children like to play in a pile of leaves.
My sister told me I would like your blog and she was right.

Michael Rowland said...

It's leaves and pumpkins around here too,,, and Halloween coming up on Monday, not in Switzerland though?

Ola said...

sounds that gardening may be a lot of fun also:) I like the small pumpkin a lot!

MarmePurl said...

Oh the joyful memories of making 'the yellow brick road' out of leaves as a kid with my siblings.
Dream fathers are an even better joy.

Kim said...

Leaves here are turning too. Love the memories we made when the kids were smaller under our huge trees at our old house.

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet!!!

Out on the prairie said...

I love this thought!!! I mow mine and if they still are around put them in my garden. There is a wealth of fertilizer in each tree.

Southern Lady said...

A dream father, indeed! I love the color of the leaves against the beautiful green grass! Happy Fall! Carla

Meg said...

Aww, I've seen my boys do that to their daddy too... And the resulting melting when they do something too cute for words. ;)

Judy said...

Awwwwwwe!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Cute post, it sounds like a dream father for sure.

Debbie said...

I like how you find joy in the most simple, daily tasks. A true life lesson. I hope I can take notice of them as well. You are an inspiration!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Fun for the kids, if not at first for dad, but in the end everyone was happy and that star pumpkin was a winner.

Randy said...

Wonderful post.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How utterly sweet this is. What a fortunate wife and mom you are. :)

Dawn said...

Awwww....I loved this! So very sweet!!!!