One of our weekend trips was to Willow Creek Orchards, a local organic farm. Best part about it… they have a pumpkin patch. Fun. We set out to choose the most perfect pumpkin.
Being at the pumpkin patch reminded me of being young. We found a pumpkin patch that had a fabulous deal… $5, all you can carry. Great for us kids. Not so great for my Dad. Worse for my Dad’s poor aching back. But he was a good sport and waited as we made our thoughtfully made our choices. We lined up at the carry line and loaded my Dad to the max. And we cheered as he crossed the line scored us that year’s pumpkins for only $5, even though his back paid dearly for it.
It made me smile. And it made me sad.