We are three weeks into the school year and our schedule is beginning to flesh out. Breakfast and lunch packing duties alternate morning to morning and Beautiful brings the boys to school in the morning while I get started with work. The house is quiet until I pick the boys up after school and they stretch back out, filling the space they had abandoned earlier. There are soccer practices, school meetings, community task forces, and church events all with different color boxes in our online calendar. A glance at the week shows a colorful array of scheduled time, with plenty of free range white space for each of us to explore. A busy and chaotic summer has turned into a scheduled and orderly Fall. We are intentional about being read to and reading to the boys. We make time for homework and board games and discovering who can do the goofiest dance. Fall has more structure than Summer, more colors on the calendar but a slower pace that has time for all four of us in the bed on cooler mornings. It’s a big part of why I love the fall, the rhythm syncs with my own.