Saturday, October 23, 2010

31 for 21, Day 23: pumpkin patch adventure

We went to the pumpkin patch today. Hoping for a great experience, a new experience and then we get there. The place was awesome, it had everything, a train ride, a hay ride, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, sunflower patch...the list goes on. But you know, Maya just didn't care about all these things. She was tired and ready for her nap. She didn't like the uneven ground, and the sun. It was evident that she wasn't going to last long. But I was hoping to get to pumpkin patch and the petting zoo at least. We made it to one of the tiny pumpkin patches and then she exploded. She was done and she was telling us via her screams and tears. So we decided to just bite the bullet and go home. Not one minute later she was asleep in her car seat. Poor thing was just pooped.

Today I learned that I can't plan too much for Maya. She needs her down time. She needs to be comfortable and she needs to be able to play in a place she can handle.

Tomorrow we will try the pumpkin patch down the street. The one at the church just four minutes away by foot. There only pumpkins reside. We will have a family day, no elaborate plans or major outings. I look forward to a happier Maya because to be honest when she isn't happy, I can't be either.

Taken by dada.  A happy moment.


Michelle said...

Awwww - sometimes a nap is in order, no matter what fun there is!!!!

Anonymous said...

So sweet...I think you're right on. Gabe, too, melts down when he is tired. I so get this because it happens to ME too. ;)

Hugs for the M-heart!♥