He’s Lucky He’s So Cute

Filed under: Holidays,Kaelin,Koren,Parenting,Photos — Amy @ 7:57 pm

Last week I took the kids to a Pumpkin Patch.  Twice.  It sort of went like this…

(Ok, deep breath)

We left the house and Koren was sleepy, so rather than go to sleep in his car seat he started crying.  The crying escalated just in time to get trapped on the highway because they blocked off all the exits to the roads we needed to take so it took us an extra long time to get to the pumpkin patch, which was difficult to find because it was at a church under construction so they had no sign and about 2 pallets of pumpkins sitting on the ground with construction trucks in the background. 

It was supposed to be a play date so while we waited in the parking lot to see what the next course of action would be, Koren went into convulsing hysterics because he had also realized that in addition to sleepy, he was hungry.

Everyone else decided to go to the nearby mall but there was no way I was going to take Yelly McScreamypants into a mall and Kaelin had her heart set on going to a pumpkin patch so she started whining about the pumpkin patch and then crying because Koren was screaming so loud it was making her ears bleed. 

Koren meanwhile, would not take a bottle because I had no way to heat it and AS WE ALL KNOW, HOWLING LIKE A SHRIEKING BANSHEE IS PREFERABLE TO INGESTING LUKEWARM FOOD WHEN YOU’RE ON DEATH’S DOOR OF STARVATION.

Feeling unable to make it all the way home amidst the screeching, I pulled over to comfort him and try (unsuccessfully) to convince him that no baby has ever died from drinking a lukewarm bottle and that it might actually help him feel better.  When that failed, my Plan B was to offer his pacifier.  His response to both was something along the lines of NO THANKS, I WOULD RATHER CONTINUE CRUSHING YOUR WILL TO LIVE.

So we drove the rest of the way home with the screeching which, predictably, stopped exactly 15 seconds before we reached the driveway.  I trucked everyone and everything into the house, stopping briefly to torch my husband who happened to be standing in the way because there’s something about being screamed at for a solid hour that MAKES ME STABBY.  I hurried to heat up a bottle which I ended up putting back in the refrigerator because the babe was sound asleep and had no intention of waking up for something as inconsequential as FOOD.

Kaelin was still begging to go to a pumpkin patch, so I got on the internet to find a replacement that hopefully didn’t SUCK SO MUCH and settled on a nice little one (with pictures!) about 15 minutes away.  So when Koren woke up and had eaten, we and my MIL trekked out to the new patch and arrived to find a patch full of ROTTEN. PUMPKINS.

Evidently you have to buy Halloween costumes a month early if you want to get good pictures at a pumpkin patch.

Fortunately, Kaelin didn’t notice because she was having entirely too much fun rolling around in the dirt and hay.  And they did have a small “hay maze” which kept her occupied for at least 10 minutes.  So she got her hay and I got my pictures and Koren narrowly avoided getting shipped to Zimbabwe and somehow we all lived to tell the tale.


Pea Pod & Daisy

4 Responses so far.

  1. Jen says:

    At least you got a good pic out of a horrific day wink

  2. Mom says:

    I finally had the time to sit down and digest this blog entry. The difficult stories life is made of really exposes our character our pastor says. Knowing you like I do, I’m sure this proved to expose your patience and strength…under extreme pressure. I would have turned back home long before.

    There is nothing like parenting and I mean nothing to give us opportunities to experience the full spectrum of emotional expression as our children grow up.

    You are a trooper!

    Love, Mom

  3. Grandpa says:

    I too just had a chance to read thru this day from h—- and am sorry you had to go thru all that to get one photo with hay; BUT, just look at those too precious angels and it is worth it – Love you-Dad

  4. Amy says:

    I’m with Jen (not sure exactly who that is…anyway).  That picture made the whole day worth it don’t you think???  Or you could do a photo collage of all the screaming, fits, etc. that lead up to the perfect picture!

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