Sunday, October 3, 2010

No nap + John Deere = Better luck next time

We're not wasting any time around here getting into the autumn spirit.  The orange and black decor has been slowly making an appearance for some time now.  By October 1st, we were on our way to Thies Farm to climb the pumpkins, play in the hay and go on a hay ride.

W just had other plans.

He was a little stressed throughout the 15 minute drive to the Farm.  A busy few days.  Little to no naps.  I thought he'd turn it around once we got there.

Thankfully, his happiness was quickly piqued upon seeing the John Deere tricycle.  I probably could have left him at the Farm the rest of the afternoon and picked him up that evening.  He was enthralled with this "bike."

When it was time to move on, it took about 10 minutes and some serious distraction before I could dismount him from said trike.  He showed no interest in the pumpkins, and I literally had to force him on the giant pumpkins to even get him to touch them.  Blasted tricycle!  

He did humor me enough to go down the slide, at which point he spotted the John Deere tractor -- just his size.  It was over from there.  He refused to get off and share the tractor with any of the other four-and-under patrons.  One little girl waited around and kindly asked for a turn.  I removed W from the tractor, which pulled the trigger.  He unloaded into a kicking, screaming fit.  It was awesome.  After a kick to the stomach (by him -- not me.  just clarifying here), it was time to go.

Adios John Deere!  Maybe next time.

*On a side note, I always confuse when you capitalize "fall" and/or "autumn." Please forgive the errors.

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