Today, I was one of the chaperones for John’s class field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. It was mixed emotions I signed up for this. It is so super hot at the Pumpkin Patch (I remember from last year) and yesterday was one of those strange Hawaiian days where it rains 90% of the day. Seriously. All day. Muddy and hot. Oh joy. Add in four bus loads of kids and you’re set for a good time!
It really wasn’t as bad as anticipated in terms of mud, but, boy oh boy, it was hot. Thankfully in my last frantic minutes of prep, I grabbed hats!
Our bus driver, hastily sped past other busses to be the first to leave the school and yet we were the last to arrive at the field, over a half hour later than everyone else. Why is that you ask? Because our driver got lost TWICE! Imagine a bus full of small children and getting lost in the heat. They were actually very kind and cheered when he pulled into the pumpkin patch.
All in all the Pumpkin Patch was much like I remembered it last year. The boys had a great time “picking the perfect (small) pumpkin”, visit the port a potties, riding the hayride and milling around.
As Murphy would have it, we were also the last bus to arrive back at school, again a half hour later than the others, due to half the bus deciding to wait until the end to pick pumpkins. What?! We were there 1 1/2 hours and they didn’t get a pumpkin!! Needless to say, it was a long ride home and we are all VERY tired.