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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I needed a good laugh!

Hubs and I were in the running for the worst parents ever the day before Halloween. We took the kids to the pumpkin patch at around 5PM on Saturday night. Yes, that's right. The night before Halloween! For the record, I had attempted to take the boys many times before this, but they wanted to wait for Dad. It just so happened that this was the first couple of weeks in many previous that he had actually been pretty busy with work (Praise God!).

So, off to the pumpkin patch we went Saturday night. We were all so excited and couldn't wait to find the perfect pumpkin. There was just one thing working against us. Have you ever been to the pumpkin patch the night before Halloween? Us either. We learned very quickly that there are no open pumpkin patches with any decent pumpkins for procrastinators like ourselves.

Usually, I would have been super disappointed and worried that the kids were too, but when we pulled up and saw the ghost town of a patch, all I could do was laugh. I mean, I was in denial. I had my camera for that cute picture we would take. But all that was there was a few nasty pumpkins no one wanted and the whole patch was roped off with some sort of plastic fence that made the whole place look like a crime scene.

I looked to the left at hubs in the driver's seat and saw his expression of clulessness in how to react, and I just burst out laughing. A long, good, hard, laugh! Man, I needed that laugh! It seems we all did, because the whole car was filled with chuckling. Kids too. They didn't even really care. I could tell they were enjoying seeing hubs and I laugh uncontrollably. They just wanted to know where we could find a pumpkin. As long as they got to carve one with Dad it didn't matter where they got it! So, off we went to the next best thing our only other option at 6:00PM the night before Halloween!

I was still laughing...all the way to the checkout!
I think my husband was afraid I had actually "checked-out".

The best part was it ended up being a great night anyway!

Sometimes it's good to just laugh! I'm linking up with Shell today for PYHO. If you haven't checked out her blog (Although, I can't imagine that you haven't) you should! Thanks for a great meme, Shell!



At November 3, 2010 at 9:22 AM , Blogger Shell said...

Sometimes the best thing to do is laugh! B/c really, you still made a great memory for your kids!

At November 3, 2010 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Evonne said...

I can't help but laugh with you. I was at the grocery store the night before Halloween picking out a pumpkin for my daughter.

At November 3, 2010 at 10:04 AM , Blogger Sara said...

That's hilarious- and if it helps even more- my husband and I paid $3 each to get into the pumpkin patch, and then our two pumpkins were $19. So yeah, I wished we'd waited and gotten Wal- Mart pumpkins too!!

At November 3, 2010 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

I've noticed that kids are always ready and willing to laugh and they love seeing their parents do the same.

I'm trying to bring more laughter into my home.

At November 3, 2010 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Heidi said...


At least you probably got a good deal on the pumpkin, right!

Looks like All's well that ends well and everyone ended the day with a smile - can't ask for more than that for a little family fun!


At November 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Life Without Pink said...

Laughter is the best medicine!

At November 3, 2010 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Squeee! Another Florida gal! Yay!! :)

I have SO been in your shoes, and yes, all you can do it laugh!! So glad the boys were able to carve pumpkins with dad!

We, on the other hand, went to the pumpkin patch, took pictures, and left with no pumpkin. We were waiting for dad to be with us too, and it just never worked out. O-well! Maybe next year!!

At November 3, 2010 at 11:16 PM , Blogger purseblogger said...

Oh girl, been there sooo many times myself. Better to laugh than cry. :)

At November 4, 2010 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Tiffany said...

Haha! That is too funny! You know what we did, we went to the pumpkin patch early in October, took our photos and bought some small pumpkins. And the week of Halloween, the hubs went to Publix and bought ours to carve for $5.99.
It doesn't matter where it comes from, the memory of how you got it will stick forever and how much fun it was!

At November 6, 2010 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Brook said...

So glad you were able to get a good laugh out of it. :) How precious that the kiddos just wanted to carve the pumpkins with dad. Precious memories. :) Dropping by from SITS. Wishing you all the best.

Kindest regards,


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