I'm a horrible Mother.
I've never taken my kids to a Pumpkin Patch.
I think Pumpkin Patches are boring and lame and all kinds of ridiculous.
I think the Farmer who first thought up the idea of charging people large amounts of money to see his/her animals, ride on hay bales, walk through his corn patch, and choose a pumpkin was freaking brilliant.
Pumpkin Patches are a total racket.
I don't have a strong opinion about this or anything.
When the Kindergartener found out that there would be a field trip to a local Pumpkin Patch, she was over-the-moon excited. Seriously? I didn't get it. But decided to try to keep my opinion to myself and go along just because I love her so much.
The day before, she was so obsessed with anticipation that she whipped out her art supplies and created masterpieces dedicated to fields of pumpkins and riding on hay.
Me? I would have been bored stiff, if I wasn't so caught up in watching her and her classmates run around with silly delighted grins on their faces.
I said "No, honey, Pumpkin Patches are a once-a-year kind of trip".
Relief for me, disappointment for her.
No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to muster up the enthusiasm of a child. Must be those grey hairs creeping into my mane.