Our Pumpkin Patch Trip was short and sweet this year. We walked around for a total of 24 minutes before throwing in the
towel wheelbarrow and piling back in the car. We had fun, but it started raining when we got there and none of us were dressed for wet weather.
It also didn’t help that everyone in the Puyallup zip code was at the same pumpkin patch. It was soooooo crowded. And LOUD. Screaming Toddlers, loud. Yes, I know we used to have screaming toddlers. But after a number of years, you forget about that stage and your ears revert back to Pre-Baby Era, where Screaming Toddlers sound like nails on a chalkboard again.
One Screaming Toddler was throwing a fit because he wanted out of his stroller to touch a package of caramel corn. And it took all of my will-power not to whip out my debit card and BUY HIM ALL THE CARAMEL CORNS.
They would call me Caramel Corn Oprah: “You get a caramel corn! And you get a caramel corn! And you! EVERYONE GETS A CARAMEL CORN!!!”
In the end, we made a deal with the boys that if we didn’t stand in the mile-long line to buy pumpkins, we would scrap our dinner plans and take them to Applebee’s.
Worked like charm and Applebee’s was yummy. 🙂