Friday, October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Wow. So it was really, really, really wet today. I dropped off Koen at my mother in laws this morning so I didn't have to take him along on Kai's field trip. She lives in Abbotsford (45 minutes away) but it was worth it not to have two cold and wet boys.
We were there for 45 minutes before it actually started so by the time we got on the tractor ride, Kai was pretty cold and ready to go home:) Oh well, he picked a pumpkin (they were all too small he said, so he's giving it to Koen) and I forced him to look at some animals with me. There were probably about 20 different schools there, so crazy busy!
Kai's behaviour at the end (just complaining `I want to go home' and not wanting to look at anything) totally reminds me of myself as a teenager with my family. For the ages of 12-15, I was not a happy camper. As long as he's getting it out of his system now, hopefully he won't act like a teenage girl when he's older:)
The benefit of not having Koen along was that I could hold Kai's hand and I could have conversations with about 4 other parents. Because I don't do the drop off/pick up, I don't get to know a lot of parents so it is important to me. AND, can I just say that Gary was gone all week (yay me for doing it alone this week!!) I had to do the drop off/pick up and there is no way I would want to do that for Kai (it's only 15-20 minutes each way, but still, that adds up!). I'm so incredibly thankful that there is before and after school care so that Gary can take him each day.
I'm happy to have Gary back home now. I think the hardest part is that I always do the night things with the kids (humidifier, get them water etc when they're sick) and Gary does the early mornings. So, because they were sick with colds and coughing all night and then getting up before 6am, I was pretty tired. Monkeys. Better than last time he did the fall hike when the kids had the flu.

I think I need to make some soup for dinner, I feel frozen to the bones. I'm getting old. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Love, Louise

1 comment:

  1. Sorry it was so cold and miserable for you :( we had perfect weather for it on Wednesday! but yes, it gets BUSY there!