It’s October and like all the cool families on Instagram; we headed out for a fun-filled morning at the Pumpkin Patch. Well, our toddler didn’t get the fun memo…
The Reality of Taking a Toddler to the Pumpkin Patch
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Rowan is two. Every parent secretly thinks that their toddler is a unicorn and will somehow miss the terrible twos, or is that just me?
That Saturday at the pumpkin patch, the terrible twos hit and it was a disaster.
The pumpkin patch we go to is actually a Christmas Tree Farm. There’s a train, some fun trails, corn maze, and hayrides! What kid wouldn’t have fun? Rowan loved it last year and we thought it would be the same this year.
Rowan wanted to be held. And when he was running around, boy was he moody.
The sun was also too bright for photos – because let’s tell the truth, I want to take photos of everything and it all has to be Instagram worthy. Yeah, it’s a personal problem I’m working on.
I can’t believe that I’m posting this photo. Everything I know about photography screams at me not to post this photo. But this is me, showing you our real life fails. This should have been a cute photo,but the light and the two year old not caring.
We threatened to leave multiple times and never did. We need to work on following through with our parental threats.
Rowan was in tears and then I was in tears.
For me, the hardest thing about parenting a toddler is planning something fun and having it turn to crap. But hey, that’s mom life right?
To top it off, our pumpkin patch photo is a horrible cell phone photo.
Even though our trip to the pumpkin patch was filled with terrible two antics…I still would do it again. Life isn’t Instagram perfect and that’s okay. But to be honest, even if I was a parent of the 90’s, I would still be carrying around a nice film camera trying to get a perfect shot. And I’m okay with that because that’s who I am.
How was your trip to the pumpkin patch this year?