The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Fall, of course!)

Fall is by far my favorite season.  I know, I'm such basic white girl, but I can't help it.  Blame it on school all those years, and the season for dance commencing, but it makes me think of fresh beginnings in a way not even the new year can.  Plus, my birthday and Halloween are in October, so can you really blame me?

I am hoping to instill a love of the changing seasons into my son, but let me tell you, getting all "Pinterest-y" is more than challenging with an 8-month-old boy who thinks crawling is for the birds and is already trying to walk!  I feel like I rarely have a moment to sit.  Ever.  Will has even gone as far as practicing these milestones when he should be napping or sleeping for the evening.  I am considering writing a guide for babies inspired by little one, entitled, Sitting Up: Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should, and its sequel, Standing: You'll Still Be Able to Do It In the Morning.

Lord, have mercy!  That little man is giving me a run for my money at all hours of the day.  He will wake in the middle of the night, ready to party... If only I could match his energy.

From the looks of my Instagram feed, motherhood has been picture perfect moments punctuated by a few funny flukes, but the truth is that some days make me want to cry.  Today, for example, Will was bouncing in his crib when I was trying to get him to go down for a nap and he smacked his head on the rail.  It definitely left a mark!  And after all those tears (maybe a few of mine included), the little one would only nap for 30 minutes.  Does anyone else's little have a serious case of FOMO?

To make my plate a little more full (because, why not?), we throw a Halloween bash for family and friends every year, and it's a week earlier than usual due to my best friend's Atlanta wedding the following weekend.  Am I prepared?  Of course not.  But, in true Caitlin fashion, I work best under pressure, and am determined to get everything done (as soon as I stop wasting time doing this, of course).

Hope everyone is making the most out of the season, but always remember the old adage, "there's always next year." ;)


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