This past Friday I was a chaperone at the pumpkin patch. It was ridiculously hot and the kids were all whiny and fussy. It’s hard to want to play in a hay maze when you’re sweating so much that the hay sticks to you like glue. We tried to make the best of things, but we mostly just slogged through until lunch when they could get something to drink.
I took a quick second to snap this photo of an open cotton pod. I found the mix of textures interesting. Each of the kids got to pick a bit of cotton to bring home. The pods are actually pretty sharp so they had to be careful.
I always find chaperoning field trips very interesting. It’s neat to see how Brandon interacts with the other kids and I like watching them have fun. They only thing I don’t like is when the kids don’t listen. I really, really dislike having to fuss at other people’s kids. It just makes me uncomfortable!
I didn’t shoot many photos because I was too busy chasing the kids. The few I got were when they finally sat down for a minute. Brandon’s favorite part of the field trip was getting his face painted. When he came home, the pumpkin was transferred onto his shirt. I asked him what happened and he said that he slept really well during nap time and the pumpkin just came off.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a football update and some whining about how cold it was for the football game. Friday was swelteringly hot and Saturday was COLD. I wish Mother Nature would make up her mind. Speaking of weather, I hope everyone in the path of Sandy stays safe!