Bad mommy is a theme in my life, even after a fun and exciting day

This weekend our family made the best of what would turn out to be the one and only fall day this year by visiting a pumpkin patch.  Gavin jumped from bales of hay while our little C gathered mini-pumpkins in her basket like they were Manolos in Carrie Bradshaw’s closet.

I’ll take this one. And this one. And this one. Oh, and this one…

I devoured an apple cider donut in two bites before anyone could see me and demand that I share.  I barely had time to appreciate its absolute deliciousness, but I know it was out-of-this world.   Sadly, I was brought back to Earth by Gavin’s insistent mommy-mommy-mommy-mommy.  Since they are studying “The Farm” in nursery school, he wanted to bring something back for his class.  I said ok to a few gourds.  When I came back from wrangling Chloe away from the hot popcorn machine, Ian had said yes to 12 gourds, 5 Jack-B-Littles, 4 Indian corn cobs, 3 mini-cheese pumpkins, and a 2lb bag of golden delicious apples.

Proud of his finds

And that’s how a free family fun trip cost us $26 dollars for things that will surely rot in my cupboard, completely unnoticed until their stench takes over sometime in December and Gavin is devastated I never gave them to him to bring to school.  It all comes back to the bad mommy, doesn’t it?


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About Carinn Jade

Mother, lawyer, yogi, writer, non-sleeper. Published @NYTMotherlode. Contributor @Mommyish @Moonfrye @HuffPostLive. I like beer (not wine) & tea (not coffee) & being a contrarian.
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5 Responses to Bad mommy is a theme in my life, even after a fun and exciting day

  1. I nearly ruined our pumpkin picking weekend by insisting we take a picture first and then let my son jump around on the play things at the farm. But at least I got a picture to preserve the memories of my grouchy kids!

    • Carinn @welcometothemotherhood says:

      How dare you! Picture first? Before fun? The horrors. Don’t worry, they will be so happy you have those pictures in 10 years.

  2. sagescenery says:

    You’ve made me homesick for the Fall season in NJ…the vibrant colors, going pumpkin and apple picking, eating cinnamon sugar doughnuts, going on hay rides, and drinking apple cider! I love FL and the beach, but nothing compares to the cool, crisp air in a place that really celebrates Fall days!!

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