One of Jasper’s favorite books is “All for Fall.” It goes through the colors of fall; green grass, fading to brown, orange pumpkins and leaves, purple grapes, gray skies and yellow school buses. He is at the wonderfully fun age where he joyfully shouts out words that he knows just before we turn the page. (“School bus! Grape! Leaves!”)
Patrick hates the fall. As soon as the leaves begin to hint of autumn, Patrick groans. It is leaf time. He will have endless weekends with the blower and the lawn vacuum, hours away from the freedom and joy of weekends.
Jasper loves watching Patrick work dutifully in the yard. He leaps with joy when Patrick catches him watching and waves back.
This weekend, we were able to catch Jasper having some fun in the backyard- he even smiled without the help of the Bumble Bee Tuna song.