The other day, we decided to come up with something fun for the three of us to do before Baby Girl makes her debut! I’ve always wanted to take Turner to one of the farms by our house. Johns Island has a lot of the produce and dairy farms that supply our local goodies! So, as we sat in bed drinking coffee, I looked up some different farms to try out. I got a list of 3 or 4 to visit. So, we ate breakfast and headed out! Johns Island is about 30 minutes from our house. So we told Turner that we were going on an adventure. He was so excited!
Top 5 worst parenting moments of my life. The first farm we got to was overgrown and completely empty. As we pulled into the lot, Turner started yelling “yaaaay get down get down!”. I quickly pulled up the next farm on my phone where there were supposedly goats. So we made the mistake of saying, “Turner, we’re going to see animals!!!”. We pulled out and quickly punched the next address into our GPS. Turner started chanting “WE GO ADBENTURE! WE GO ADBENTURE! WE GO ADBENTURE!” Well, you could probably guess, there were no goats anywhere to be seen. So, now we had to figure out where we could see these animals that we promised him!
Our next farm was the biggest produce farm we know of. I thought it would be perfect to distract him from our empty promise. Guess what, the farm is seasonal and was closed. Seriously!? Luckily, there was a lonely horse on the side of the road as we drove up the entrance. I yelled, “quick pull over!” So we jumped out of the car and walked up to the fence to see the horse. Stew and I were making the biggest deal, “Turner!!! Look at the horse!!!!”. That bought us a little more time.
Back in the car we went. “WE GO ADBENTURE! WE GO ADBENTURE! WE GO ADBENTURE!”. Per the advise of a nice young man we encountered at the porta-potty (did I mention I’m 9 months pregnant?!) we headed to a vineyard that had a petting zoo! SCORE! We would finally see the animals that we promised him.
We arrive to find a cage with some chickens and another cage with some bunny rabbits. Well, not the petting zoo I had in mind. But Turner was thrilled! So we went with it. Thank God for toddlers and simple pleasures.
So, it didn’t turn out to be the adventure we had hoped for. But, on the bright side, Turner was super excited that he got to see “Peter Wabbit”. Moral of the story…call before you pack a toddler up for a 3 hour car ride to no-where. “We Go Adbenture!”