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Rainy Day Pumpkin Patch


I went on a field trip with Bug’s class today to the pumpkin patch. It was really fun outside of the five thousand times I stuck my foot in my mouth with the other parents. I don’t know what my problem was. Nothing too terribly serious but I did wish I would just not ever talk again.

smug bug

Thankfully, Bug is still young enough not to be embarrassed by me. That time clock is ticking though.

feeding the goats here goatie

She loved feeding the goats. They were so cute. Until a big one put his front legs up on Bug and knocked her over. That wasn’t so cute.


Baaaaaah nanny nanny.

just right squah boa

They had some pretty great pumpkins. Of course we didn’t make it out of there without buying two. We are having a fall party this coming Monday after all. We have to decorate!

corn maze

I think my favorite part was the corn maze. After waffling quite a bit, Bug decided to stay with me instead of riding the bus back to school so we got to stay and do a few more things that her class didn’t. Like the corn maze. I have to admit I’ve been in a bit of a funk (book tour jitters? gloomy weather? pms? probably all of the above) and it was nice to just spend time with my girl.

this way? that way?

I don’t think any other kid is as patient as she is. So many times I get frustrated with her because she won’t keep up with me but the flip-side of that slowness is that she is perfectly content to walk a corn maze with me for 45 minutes. Any other kid would be whining and complaining of boredom. Not Bug. We walked and walked and walked. We did the whole thing twice and then left, perfectly content that we had seen everything there was to see.



  • s

    I always feel like I’m the odd person out/dork on any school function, so its nice to know I’m not alone with that, even though all the other mom’s that are at these functions all seem to have it totally together. My youngest is the same age as Bug and he’s clueless, but my other kids are older and so far, they have been fine even though I’m not in the “mom clique” – it is what it is!

    I wonder how many of us feel like the odd duck on these things – makes me wish I could read bubbles above everyone’s heads and hang with someone I am comfortable with vs being a total dork with all the “cool” moms.

    hope your mood lifts – hate those funks!

  • Susan:)

    I always feel odd when I take my nieces out amongst the parents. Partly because I’m their aunt, not mom, so I don’t feel I relate completely to all the moms. Also because all, and I do mean ALL the other moms are so thin and fit and I am so totally not! But my nieces are adorable and I love them and everyone else thinks they’re cute, so I deal with my dorkiness. My 3 yr old niece’s class went to Bates Nut Farm last week and I just felt like the tag along in the group of moms. But we did end up having fun.

  • Chrisy in Chicago

    The pic of Bug in the corn maze shows how gorgeous she’s going to be when she gets to be that grown up tween. : )

  • BeachMama

    Looks like a lovely trip to the pumpkin patch. I love the red, very Fall. I also love how green your corn is still! Ours is all dried up and brown and frankly mostly harvested (except for the corn mazes). Its chilly out today so I am in a winter funk, knowing it is looming and I have to get snow tires on the car find my boots, get all the matching mitts and hats…

  • Madge

    As I’ve told you before, it has taken me 10 years to finally be comfortable among the school parent crowd. A lot of it has to do with seeing the same people over and over throughout the years, having my kids in their kids’ classes, etc. I’ve gotten to know one mom really well and she has really helped me become less of an introvert. I’ve been more social these past few months.

  • Mrs. Wilson

    I put my foot in my mouth with other parents (and other people, really) ALL THE TIME. I had to chaperone a Halloween dance last night and was all proud of myself for keeping my mouth shut as much as possible. It’s a sickness I have, really.

    I’ve never been to a corn maze but they look like such fun! Living in farm country, you’d think I would have discovered one by now. I must look into that (next year).

  • Rapunzelmc

    that is one of the great things about bug she like to take her time and not rush through things 100 mph. i almost allways find myself rushing through just to get done and never paying attention to the little things in life that are so special