Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Changing My Perspective

We took our annual trek to Trax Farms, and were excited because this year Mema and Pop-pop came down and went with us.  It was a hot day, even though it was the middle of October.  Mother Nature once again messed with my plans.  I had a perfect fall day mapped out, one where we could wear our sweaters and drink hot apple cider as we searched out those perfect know just like last year.
So I was ticked as I searched out short sleeve options to wear to pick our pumpkins instead of the awesome outfits I had planned for.  Then there was our jogger.  We have a Phil and Ted's and honestly had to replace the inner tubes in the back tire too many times to count since vacation in August.  This week in particular we went through either 4 or 6 inner tubes just trying to put them in.  And we had to stop on our way there to get MORE inner tubes.  So that was another strike against the day.
It was after noon by the time we got there and don't ya know, those two inner tubes popped trying to put them in.  AND in a matter of minutes I had like FIVE stinkbugs land on me.  I LOATHE stinkbugs.  Seriously, I was ANNOYED.  
Did I happen to mention it was hot,and dust was flying everywhere?
and it was crowded.
See that face?  I was sooo there.  I was ready to go after being there for less than five minutes.  There were people and lines EVERYWHERE.  Pop-pop went off in search of the tickets to the hayride while I bitterly complained about the whole situation to my poor husband.  I was having a minor panic attack over the amount of people, and trying not to just run out crying.  If another line wouldn't have opened up, and if pop-pop wouldn't have gotten those tickets so fast, we would have left.  
And I would have missed this...

and this.

It didn't matter that I was having a horrible, not my perfectly planned day, my kids were having a blast!  I can honestly tell you that until I came home and looked, really looked at the pictures I took, I missed it.  I may have been there, but all I saw that day was what was WRONG with my day.  Family days where we're all together are few and far between and I was bitter that it didn't go as planned.    All I saw was that there were people everywhere, getting in my perfect shots, and while it was about more than the perfect shot, it was all I could see that day.  
I pouted ALL day, and to my children and family I apologize.
You deserve more.  

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