Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

With Halloween upon us in a few short days, Sergio has become quite agitated about not having been to the pumpkin patch. He has been consuming Halloween lore and has decided that his holiday will be incomplete without the chance to commune with the great fruit of the season and getting to know everything he can about pumpkins. Sooooo … there was nothing for it, but to go on a field trip. Literally.

Pumpkins on top of hay bale with pumpkin patch in backgroundOn arrival, he settled in on a hay bale with two of his favorite pumpkins and enjoyed the sunshine. When I suggested it was time to go, he said we couldn’t. The Great Pumpkin hadn’t arrived yet. At that announcement, I started searching for Linus Van Pelt, certain that he had somehow appeared in the patch to convert everyone to his love of the Great Pumpkin.

Then I remembered Sergio had watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in his quest to learn about ALL things Halloween. And if there is one thing about Sergio, he LIVES in the stories he hears or watches, becoming a part of it. This is how he and Luna go on so many adventures.

For awhile my explanation that staying in the pumpkin patch for 5 nights awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin wasn’t practical fell on deaf ears. I didn’t know sloths could be so stubborn. Comments about what the morning dew would do to his fur were met with the response, But my fur is its own ecosystem, so the dew only helps. True, but frustrating. Then, all on his own, he decided I might be right because if he stayed all night and the Great Pumpkin wasn’t there to save him, he might be ravaged by a pack of wolves. Wolves???? Never mind, anything to get him to leave.

Needless to say, I’m already gearing up to provide reason WHY we cannot spend Halloween night in the pumpkin patch. He might even expect Linus to join us.


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