Fall is here. She was not announced by the turning of leaves or a new crispness to the air. She didn’t ease gently out of summer like a well-scripted movie. Oh no. Because Fall, while my favorite season, is kind of a betch that way. She always surprises us, leaving us with a million things we meant to do over the summer that will now have to be put off until next summer. This year, she upped her game. I know this because not only did she surprise us, she announced herself via a raging head cold and a letter from school notifying us of a lice infestation. Because there’s no denying that fall is here once everyone has itchy scalps and head-colds. Thanks, Fall!