This year they had moved the pumpkins to a different location and I wasn't exactly thrilled that it backed up to a day care center. Not only did I not want a daycare center in my background, but as soon as Kinley spotted the slide, she was chompin' at the bit to get over there. I did manage to get a few pictures taken before the kids lost interest. My camera is also giving me a hard time and picks and chooses when it will actually take the picture and if it will come out clear or not.
This is how the conversation with my kids and some conversations in my head went.
In my head- Why did I have them sit here. Did I not see that the daycare center would clearly be in my picture?
Kinley- Candy, Candy, Candy
Kinley - Candyyyyyyy!!!!!
Me- "Bailey, you are 8 years old and sitting in a Pumpkin Patch, not 28 years old sitting on the Beach posing for Sports Illustrated."
Bailey - "What's Sports Illustrated?"
Me - "Never mind, just please quit trying to look older than you are."
I look up to check on Kinley and she is no longer in the tree where I left her, but at the top of the fence with one leg over and about to make a leap for the daycare center playground.
Me- "KINLEY, NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kinley Trying desperately to get that other leg over before I can get to her. I'm thinking as I'm running towards her, I need to take a picture of this, but if I do I won't get there in time and I will be that Mother who has to yell over the fence to the Daycare workers (who by the way have nothing to do with this Pumpkin Patch) "Can you please get my kid? She's the one running around over there with those 50 other kids trying to get away from me."
There was some fit throwing and I won't say that there weren't a few little pumpkins that got tossed around in the process, but then she came back to us and Smiled Pretty.
Kids - "Yes"
Me - " Will you guys please take one more picture in front of the wagon and I promise this will be it! I won't make you take another picture."
I didn't even look at the Picture until after I got home. I giggled when I pulled them up on the Computer and saw Bailey's eye. Was she falling asleep or did one eye have a late reaction when she blinked??? She couldn't do that again even if she tried.
I told the kids they could decorate their pumpkins if they wanted to and of course they jumped on the opportunity. Luckily for me no carving or mess was involved :)
I love Fall and if the weather would gets it's act together and produce some cooler days, I would love it even more.