This week’s Saturday Sidebar Question comes from Eva Fannon, the World Moms Blog Saturday Sidebar Editor. She’s been enjoying some lovely autumn weather in the Pacific Northwestern U.S. and asked our writers,
“What hemisphere do you live in and what is your favorite autumn or spring memory (respective to your hemisphere) as a kid?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
Susie Newday of Israel writes:
“I live in the northern hemisphere. I loved the fall foliage and the changing colors.”
Jenna Farelyn of North Carolina, USA writes:
“I live in the Northern hemisphere and my favorite childhood memory from autumn is trick or treating with my family on Halloween. We didn’t do anything special, but it was one of the few traditions we had around holidays.”
MultitaskingMumma of Ontario, Canada writes:
“I live in the Northern Hemisphere and my favourite childhood memory about fall was bundling up and going to cut wood with my dad. It meant breakfast out and quality time.”
FireCrystals of India writes:
“I live in the Northern hemisphere. However, as we are closer to the Tropic, we don’t have well-defined seasons. All we have is the rainy season and sweltering summers. And right now, the 2nd rainy season of the year (called ‘Thulam’ in local parlance) should start in a few days. The specialty of these rains is that, it generally starts raining in the evenings with heavy thunder and lightning – a beautiful sight.
And my favourite memory of this time – trying to rush home from school before getting caught in the rains. And once I got home, I would freshen up and then curl up in bed with a book (smuggled in from the School library – I was supposed to be studying since I had the Board exams looming), a cup of tea and some snacks prepared by Mom – with the curtains drawn to the lashing rain and raging thunder outside. And being lost in tales – far, far away from the thunder and lightning.”
Maggie Ellison of South Carolina, USA writes:
“I live in the northern hemisphere and as a kid, I loved jumping in huge piles of leaves in the autumn, wearing sweaters and picking pumpkins.”
Tara B. of Washington State, USA writes:
“I live in the Northern Hemisphere, and this time of year (fall) has always been my favorite. I love the cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, and trips to the pumpkin patch. And growing up, Halloween was always a festive time. In my home, we always made our own costumes (no store bought for us), and my sons seem to be falling into that same tradition. This week, my older son and I are making his Lego brick costume with a box, some cups, and red spray paint.”
Maman Aya of New York, USA writes:
“I live in the Northern Hemisphere, and I have always loved autumn (but winter has been and still is my favorite 🙂 ). I always loved how the air turned cooler, school had started (yes, I was always a big nerd who loved school), and the leaves changed to pretty colors. Growing up we never did big “fall” activities, but I have started taking my children to pumpkin patches (in fact my son carved his first pumpkin – all by himself – last week), and apple picking (and then some baking together to eat the yummy fruits of our labor). So hopefully we will have our own traditions that they will be able to look back on with fond memories. 🙂 ”
What about you…what is your favorite memory of the season as a kid?
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Chestnuts…On my way back from school, filling my pockets with chestnuts. Every day. Until I had several boxes full of chestnuts stored under my bed. Then, one day late in the season, the chestnuts would mysteriously disappear…usually on a weekend when my mom thoroughly cleaned the house…I hated whenever that happened, but I knew that I myself would never be able to get rid of them.
How sweet! Thanks for sharing 🙂
My favorite autumn memory is raking leaves into a big pile and being allowed to run and jump in them! 🙂
I used to love stepping on crunchy leaves (or running on/through them during Cross Country practice!)
I live in the Southern Hemisphere and my favourite spring memory is of daffodils and lambs bouncing with all four legs in the air, clear blue skies and that magical change in the atmosphere – summer holidays and Christmas are on their way…
Karyn – your description about daffodils and lambs sounds like something in a storybook 🙂 I love it 🙂
…no the daffs weren’t bouncing…tee hee