Tuesday was Maylin's first field trip with school. She was very excited about going somewhere fun for school. Riverbend Farms is only about 10 minutes from Grandma's house but for some reason I have never been there before.
First things were first we got to go on a tractor ride (we were in a large covered wagon) to the pumpkin patch. We were let off of the wagon to pick out our very own pumpkins! Maylin wasn't exactly sure what to think of this. As all the other kids scattered in pursuit of their perfect pumpkin Maylin stood back and watched. It has been so fun for me to share all their firsts in American culture. All the while I can't help but wonder what the kids think of our silly traditions.
"Why ewybody wear dat?" (the response I got when I tried to explain Halloween costumes)
"Dat Scawey! Why her have dat?" (the reaction to the scary masks at Wal-Mart)
"That a loc of candy!" (the first sighting of the Halloween candy area at Target)
"AHHH!" (the only thing I heard while Maylin RAN away from a life size talking witch at Lowe's)
When you think about it we really do have some strange traditions in the country!
She is my daughter whom I love!