We took Big Boy to the pumpkin patch last weekend and it was quite the experience. We took him to the same place last year and we had such a great time. I think that was where we went wrong this time around. Our expectations were so high that the moment he started having a tantrum we felt like the day was going down hill.
We started off feeding the animals which was so cute. Big Boy really got a kick out of the animals eating right out of his hand and it was so sweet to watch him feeding them. From there we walked around the farm a bit and we ran into some friends. Here is where it all began. BB is obsessed with straps and clips. All he wanted to do was play with the buckle on our friend's stroller. At first it was fine but there were other things we wanted to do and when we tried to pull him away he had a complete and total meltdown.
After BB regained his composure we decided to head into the pumpkin patch. This wasn't too bad except he wanted to sit down and play with the vines which have a weird kind of sharp fuzz about them. Somehow we manged to avoid a crisis, quickly loaded up our wagon with a few pumpkins and headed towards the corn field maze.
I had been looking forward to the maze all day. Last year was a blast. BB lead the way and we followed him laughing and taking pictures. This year however, he was trying to make his own paths and run off by himself and was generally a bit too much to handle. I really think it is his age. He wants to be more independent but doesn't know how to go about it without melting down.
After the maze we quickly paid for our pumpkins and just got the heck out of there. We are thinking about going back next weekend when we know we aren't going to meet anyone there and see how he does. I just want to have a good time with him there. I feel so bad for hubby too. He feels the same way and doesn't want this years trip to the pumpkin patch to be a bust.
I think we will try again next week!