The other day we re-visited the lovely Circle S Farm here in central Ohio. Even though our daughter was young the first time we took her, she was still able to find enjoyment in the activities there were. We try never to underestimate what she may or may not be able to absorb.
Obviously this year she was able to "absorb" and enjoy even more than she was last year. We like to end our day with a hay ride into the Circle S pumpkin patch. Because one of my brother-in-laws had already grown quite a lot of pumpkins, our little lamb also found herself having quite a few pumpkins. I had planned to let her pick a pumpkin anyway but my husband decided against it.
All went very well into the pumkin patch until we got back onto the hay ride and she noticed she was the only one without a pumpkin. We assured the concerned parents that she had pumpkins at home and that we had taken her into the patch for the joy of running around in it.
She stayed pretty upset with us. Even in the car she was sure to express her displeasure and feelings of being slighted. And then she passed out for a nap.
When we got home, we snuck her into her crib and I set to work in the living room setting up her own personal pumpkin patch to remind her that she did indeed, have pumpkins.
I set her Disney fairys tent at the end of the hallway with the intention of her having to use it to get into the living room.
Where she would come upon her own, personal, blanketed, pumpkin patch.
Perhaps she was too groggy when we coaxed her into the pumpkin patch but the idea never seemed to land with her. The idea was worth a go and I may try something similar in the future, but I thought I'd throw it out there for those of you who have children who may give you the reaction I expected.