Friday, October 19, 2012

Pumpkin Patching

Tractor operator of hayride: "May I help you up in the trailer young lady?"
Mags: "No thanks. I'm a big girl. I got this."

In honor of this being my umpteenth trip the pumpkin patch as a mom, I wrote a little ditty to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Enjoy!


On the first field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me....
an acorn from an oak tree.

On the second field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me...
two jack-o-lanterns and an acorn from an oak tree.

On the third field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me...
three goats in pens, two jack-o-lanterns and an acorn from an oak tree.

On the fourth field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me....
four corn mazes deterred, three goats in pens, two jack-o-lanterns and 
an acorn from an oak tree.

On the fifth field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me...
five bee stings, four corn mazes deterred, three goats in pens, 
two jack-o-lanterns, and an acorn from an oak tree.

On the sixth field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me...
six pumpkins a weighing, five bee stings, four corn mazes deterred, three goats in pens, two jack-o-lanterns, and an acorn from an oak tree.

On the seventh field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me...
seven cider cups a brimming, six pumpkins a weighing, five bee stings, four corn mazes deterred, three goats in pens, two jack-o-lanters, 
and an acorn from an oak tree.

On the eight field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me...
eight hands a milking, seven cider cups a brimming, six pumpkins a weighing, five bee stings, four corn mazes deterred, three goats in pens, 
two jack-o-lanterns, and an acorn from an oak tree.

On the ninth field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me...
nine scarecrows glancing, eight hands a milking, seven cider cups a brimming, six pumpkins a weighing, five bee stings, four corn mazes deterred, three goats in pens, two jack-o-lanterns, and an acorn from an oak tree.

On the tenth field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me...
ten hay bales heaping, nine scarecrows glancing, eight hands a milking, 
seven cider cups a brimming, six pumpkins a weighing, 
five bee stings, four corn mazes deterred, three goats in pens, 
two jack-o-lanterns, and an acorn from an oak tree.

On the eleventh field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me... eleven cold kids griping,  ten hay bales heaping, nine scarecrows glancing, eight hands a milking, seven cider cups a brimming, six pumpkins a weighing, five bee stings, four corn mazes deterred, three goats in pens, 
two jack-o-lanterns, and an acorn from an oak tree.

On the twelfth field trip to the pumpkin patch my child showed to me...
twelve noses numbing, eleven cold kids griping, ten hay bales heaping, nine scarecrows glancing, eight kids a milking, seven cider cups a brimming, six pumpkins a weighing, five bee stings, four corn mazes deterred, three goats in pens, two jack-o-lanterns, and an acorn from an oak tree.



1 comment:

  1. Love your song! I especially love eleven cold kids griping because doesn't that always seem to be the case?

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