Fall Decor

| October 28, 2015 | 4 Comments

In the effort to keep things minimal while we’ve been trying to keep our house looking show-ready, I didn’t do any of my usual fall decorating this year. Other years, this usually includes a runner with spider-web motif, metallic pumpkin, and the clichéd decorative farmers-markety gourds. Faux-fall foliage wreath on the door, that sort of stuff.

Thankfully, the kids took care of fall decor this year.. and I didn’t even have to ask!

Fall means apple picking, which means many apples with one bite out of them left to oxidize in random spots around the house (windowsills, steps, amongst Lego…). The kids love apples, but they either forget about them easily or don’t like apples with bites out of them.

“Wait. before you take another one, where’s the apple you were eating?”


We’ll find it later, when it’s then too brown and therefore even more inedible.

So that’s been our fall decor this year. It’s a good look.

Coincidentally, as I drew this, Little Bro came up to see what I was up to and climbed up on my lap, chewing on yet another apple.

He watches me draw the apple’s brown patches and says, “crunch crunch… dat apple doesn’t look berry good.”

Then he hops down and leaves his own apple sitting by me on the desk. I’m looking at it right now.

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Category: Babies & Toddlers, Fall, Family, Home & Garden, Living, Moms, Themes

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I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 7 and 5. I like to view today's adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow's cartoon. Looking at family life through "cartoon-coloured glasses" helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids... even for the events that don't seem so funny at the time.

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  1. kathy downey says:

    I just loved this post,how easy they forget

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    a very individual and unique way to decorate for fall. Loved reading this took me back to the days when my own were young – what I hated, absolutely hated was finding apple cores all brown and fuzzy under a radiator, behind the sofa, stuck to the carpet etc. Still on the positive side they did eat the whole apple 🙂

  3. kathy downey says:

    My famous place for finding apple cores was the toybox

  4. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Well I think if you’ve got your kids liking apples, you’ve done something right and as they say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” One bite at a time !!!!!!

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