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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10 thoughts on “Bad mommy is a theme in my life, even after a fun and exciting day

  1. Those cutie pie kids! I simply want to eat them. Your son is a mini-me, no? I am the Ian in my marriage. I would have bought every pumpkin in sight, but Jeff sent me to fetch a basket and each kid got one gourd. The man has boundaries and persuasive skills out of this world. I loved your piece on men having it all. Love that you are getting around town with your writing. And by “town,” I mean THE GLOBE.

  2. I love your Sex and the City reference with the little pumpkins :) Super cute pictures, your little ones are getting so big! I can’t wait to go to the pumpkin patch this year. You can’t be that much of a mean mommy if you let your son get all the stuff he picked out – lol! I loved your piece about the million moms and J. Lo. I’m off to read the rest of your posts today. You’re an awesome writing machine!

  3. gavin is gorgeous!!!! what a big handsome boy he has become… decorate the house with those pumpkins and enjoy them and then secretly make them disappear when noone notices. xx

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