Seasons changing brings up all sorts of dichotomies
Love/Hate is a series exploring the everyday duality of life.
Ah, fall. Marked by kids going back to school whether or not you have kids, the autumnal change is a big one. Read on for our reactions.
5 Things We Love About: The Approach of Fall
- The feeling of starting something new, in the middle of a year
- The crispness in the air, before it’s really cold (true even in mild climates, just more drawn out)
- Saying hello to football season, fall TV, pumpkin-flavored everything, and sales
- The promise of what we’ll do this fall: leaf-peeping and tailgating
- The weird, communal notion that we’ll all hunker down and get to work
5 Things We Hate About: The End of Summer
- The long, lazy days of relaxing season are drawing to an end
- We’ll miss the hot-hot heat of the sun warming our bodies
- Slowly saying goodbye to pool parties, beach days, boat rides, and barbecues
- Lingering regrets of what we didn’t do this summer: mini road trips or enough porch-sitting
- The weird communal notion that it’s not okay to just lay outside and do nothing anymore
*Many of our readers are in Texas. To you, we offer our apologies, as we know this article is an insult in two respects: first, your summer is hardly over, and second, there is nothing you hate about the end of summer. Take solace in the fact that Texas is awesome.