For our playgroup last wednesday we were supposed to go to the pumpkin patch at a farm nearby and I really didn't want to go. I looked at the info sheet and it said it was $7/ person. I didn't want to pay that. It was going to be too hard to take 3 kids by myself and I was looking for any way out. Well, we didn't have the cash to go so I was relieved. There was my way out. Well, the little girl I babysit came that morning and her dad handed me a wad of cash and said here is your pay and 10 extra for the pumpkin patch. Well darn it, I guess it was meant to be. I decided to get excited about it and we all talked about how fun it would be to do the hayride, pick out a pumpkin and have a picnic lunch. We got everything ready and got in the car to go. Then I remembered my camera. So I turned around and went and got it. Now I am late. I was worried that the other moms might leave without me so I called one I just KNEW would be going. She said she wasn't going. CRAP! Then she told me everyone else she had talked to wasn't going either. CRAP! Well, I was half way there and the kids really wanted to go so I proceded as planned. When we got to the place there were a MILLION school buses... CRAP! I didn't bring the leashes to keep the kids connected to me. I will write about why we need a leash soon... So I walked in and see a friend. Whew! She tells me they won't let us in. WHAT?!?! You have to be with a school to get in during the week and have a reservation. OMG! I thought about pretending we were part of another preschool, but I don't think lying during a church playgroup would be a good idea LOL! The lady said we could take pictures around the pumpkins and buy one if we want. So that is what we did. Afterwards, we decided to go to a park to eat our picnic lunch. Everyone was hungry and excited. When we sat down at the table the wind blew so hard my huge bag almost blew off the table. There was no way we were going to get to eat outside. We went home. It wasn't a total dud. The kids liked their pumpkins and it was nice to be out of the house. Next year if we want to go to this place, we better have someone get us a reservation or something!!!