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Fall fun, ready or not

by Callie Collins

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Oklahoma City family fun makes memories, no matter the season. 

"Remember when we went to the Science Museum? That was awesome! When can we go again?," Sam, 8, asks me. That was July.

The museum visit stands out in what was a blur of a month. All of this past summer, in fact, seems to have gone too quickly. The year. Their year, the one in which my children were 8 and 3 and brand new. 

I don't know why 2015 seems more rushed than past years. Maybe it's having three children instead of one or two like years past or just the back-to-school routine with its meet-the-teacher night and open houses lately. Yesterday was Isaac' first day of preschool and I feel like everything is pressing forward way too quickly. Halloween crafts are starting to pop up on Pinterest. I'm not ready yet to be cajoled into Christmas lights and porch decorations. 

Fall has to be meaningful for something more than the pumpkin spice latté.

Community events help ease into the season's implied transitions. They make days, nights, weekends stand out. 

Labor Day will be a time to reconnect. Click here if you're still looking for a family fun activity.

Pumpkin patches, fall farms, hayrides: MetroFamily's Fall Fun Guide has it covered. Our family-friendly fall festivals list can help you feel more connected to the community but you don't need to wait for an event to create your own memorable afternoon. Any of the destinations included here would likely make for memorable family fun.

I'll come around. Those fall leaves will start to beckon us outside. There will be neighborhood games of hide-and-seek, s'mores and caramel apples and hot chocolate in Styrofoam cups. It's fall, the fall that my children will think back to later. And it's up to me to help them find what is awesome. 

Ready or not, here we come!

 

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