A Not-So-Playful Time in the Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday, Little Lion Man and I visited the Harvester United Methodist Church for their annual Playtime in the Patch event.  I was so excited to bring LLM to the pumpkin patch, because the when the girls were little, they enjoyed it immensely.  They loved seeing and touching all the different colors, shapes and sizes and picking one to bring home.

I assumed LLM would love pumpkins too.  After all, the mini pumpkins resemble balls he can throw and he’s all about throwing things these days.

However, he wasn’t quite as enamored as I had hoped.  He enjoyed the Dum Dum lollipops though.

And tugging on the tent rope was fun until he spotted the road and thought that would be more fun to run through than the pumpkin patch.

Every day I am reminded that boys are so different from girls.


From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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  1. Lauren @ Hobo Mama says:

    Hee hee, ain’t it the truth. I can’t believe how many outings we’ve had recently where we’re thinking, “Mikko will love this!” and he’s all like, “Meh.” Oh, well! You got really cute shots, anyhow. I love the orange colors!

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