by Ashley Thompson
Autumn… a lot of people only think of autumn as the changing of the leaves and the time where it’s not too cold yet not too hot, but autumn is a lot more than just a season. Autumn is a time of year where we make friends, fall in love, and fall out of love; it’s a time where people will be a little nicer and smile a little more often. Often, people think of autumn as a time for food and sweets. People give in to their guilty pleasures. What are your guilty pleasures? I will give in to almost all of mine; I eat all the Twix out of my little siblings’ bags of candy. I eat a couple too many plates of food. My favorite food in this time of year would have to be roasted chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy. YUUUM! I eat about everything anyone gives me, though. After I am stuffed and can hardly move, I think about the things I just did. I might realize that it was not such a good idea to do all the things I did, but something about this time of year is delightful and makes me forget about all the things I shouldn’t be doing.
Another thing about this time of year is Halloween; this is one of my favorite holidays EVER. I wonder how many people actually enjoy this holiday, including dressing up and being something or someone that you normally are not. It is fascinating; people have this one day out of the whole year to be around others and be completely hidden from their natural self. I haven’t really thought about the costume I am going to create this year. It is always fun to be creative and make your own costumes! Does anyone have any super fantastic ideas? I am totally open for suggestions. I love seeing other people’s versions of certain ideas and characters. I think it would be pretty cool to have a costume contest type activity where people design costumes, take pictures of someone or themselves in the costume and then have judges to see whose costume is the best! I think I would design some sort of school girl costume. I have anyways found those costumes really fun to put together.
Now I will leave everyone with this, I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the school year and enjoying your time reading the Paw Print!