What do you do if your house is lacking a nice big colorful fall tree in front of it?
And the rest of the houses on your street happen to have big trees with acres of colorful fall leaves drifting down?
You rake them up, load them into your big red wagon and bring them to your house, of course! Much to your dad's delight : )
And then you and the neighbor kids join forces to rake dozens of leaf piles up and down the street and you all ride your bikes through them as fast as you can.
I have to admit that I tried it with my bike. The crunch of those leaves was quite satisfying. Therapy. Leaf therapy. Fall bike rides with the kids are one of the many perks of stay-at-home-mom-hood. Don't tell anyone but every time I walk down to the mailbox these days I slide my feet through the leaves and pretend I'm walking down the aisle at my wedding again.