Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Pumpkin Patch for City Kids...

Last week I told Esther that I didn't think we would make it the pumpkin patch this year.

Mommy is tired and the thought of hauling the kids out at least an hour from the city with 1 million of my closest friends makes me feel more tired.

I just can't do it.

Aren't perfect mommies suppose to do that every October - go to the pumpkin patch, pay inflated prices, pick apples and fight the crowds?

Isn't that the politically correct Fall outing? Aren't I suppose to take perfect family pictures of my kids running in the patch, jumping in the leaves, climbing on the hay bales?

I just can't do it this year.

Esther told me that she doesn't like the pumpkin patch that much anyway - see exhibit "A" taken when she was 8 months old. ( Not sure if she was sad about the pumpkin patch or wearing vintage Gymboree though)

She also said "don't they sell pumpkins at Target?"


Perfect Fall Pumpkin Picture - check that off my list.



Ann said...

OMG, you crack my sh*t up!!! Love the pics! And yes... with a newborn, I think Target is a PERFECT pumpkin outing!

Melanie said...

we got ours @ walmart and didn't even take pics. no guilt here!

Amanda M. said...

I am so jealous you have a Super Target.

Rachelle said...

I love it! That pic of her under the Target sign~ too great.

Melanie said...

Perfect fall pumpkin picture, indeed!

Kristi Pohl said...

who needs a farm when you can walk on shiny floors and pick up a fresh latte from Starbucks while you are at it? Or a salad from D'Amico? You made the right choice, hands downs.

Ginny said...

looking at the picture of Esther who would have ever thunk she would have been a foofoo girl!! Nothing wrong with target pumpkins. Love the before and after comparison

Jill R said...

Good call, if it makes you feel any better, this perfect mother isn't going to shlep her kids 10 miles to our local patch that is no doubt a MUD PIT after 4 weeks of constant rain, just to buy a pumpkin. They will be lucky if I find one at HyVee at this point. Bah Humbug with Halloween this year.

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