Unlike last year, this year I had ample notice before we hit the road to the pumpkin patch. But this year we didn’t go as a family. Now we’re in the big time and we went to the pumpkin patch as part of a school field trip. I didn’t know that preschools even went on field trips but apparently they do and since all the kids are still in car seats and such, there is no school van with two poor moms along for the chaperoning ride. For preschool field trips, YOU have to drive your own kids. So in other words, if you don’t go, your kids don’t go. Which would obviously never be acceptable. So we’ll be going on ALL the field trips this year (there are 5).
When the big day rolled around (and believe me, when your kids are 3 and 5, it’s a REALLY big day), I was sort of reluctant to go. A forty-five minute drive with two preschoolers for an 1.5 hour tour of the pumpkin patch just didn’t seem worth it. And then we’d have to drive home. But my worrying was for naught. The boys were great in the car, I had my coffee in hand, and the farm was un-believable. Seriously put last year’s pumpkin patch to shame. There is no going back now. We’re talking hay mazes, train rides, acres and acres of trees in all their Fall glory, a petting zoo, sing-a-longs, and the whole nine yards. I guess preschool field trips aren’t too shabby after all.