Monthly Archives: October 2017

Good point

“I’m a baby. I can’t go.”, “I’m too tired to go upstairs.”… Randall always has to create some sort of drama before going shower. This time, though, it was something different. He opened the closet door by the stairs when asked to go to the bathroom.

“No, you can’t open this closet. It’s mommy and daddy’s.”, I said, thinking it might save us some trouble in future.

“Why?”, Randall protested, “I think it should be everyone’s.”

“Because it’s next to our bedroom.”

Just as I was so proud of my quick clever response, which I thought would be the end of the conversation, Randall came up with a truly meaningful argument, “But it faces my bedroom, mommy!”

Pony Poop

DSC09849Right before we headed over to the hiking trail, Randall stopped to ask us, “Can I ride the thing I saw yesterday that I didn’t ride?”

“Are you talking about the tractor?”, we were puzzled. We were not even sure if his “yesterday” actually meant “last time”

“No! Not the tractor!”, Randall started to get frustrated.

“Does it have wheels?”


It went back and forth like this a few times and Randall was so upset that he couldn’t get himself understood. Then, finally, I remembered. “Is it a pony?”

“Yes, a pony!”

We continued onto the trail after I explained to him that to ride the ponies we had to sign him up for the farm classes first. While on the trail, we ran into some animal feces which we told Randall must have been left by the ponies. The little guy then commented, frowning, “Ponies can only poop in the water.”



Randall has been talking about going to a pumpkin patch since our last farm trip. And yes, here we are, surrounded by pumpkins! In the end, though, those muddy puddles turn out to be the center of attraction. The corn maze is fun, too!