Friday, October 17, 2014

Tripping around town and quick thinking

Guess where I took my class today.
We went to a pumpkin patch. I have been taking students on field trips to Stuckmeyer's Farm for many years. After several days of rain, the sun came out, and the temperature climbed. It was a beautiful day for a hayride through the growing fields. It is amazing to see corn on the cob growing on a stalk, or broccoli and cauliflower growing out of the ground. We also saw cute wooden cartoon displays tucked among vegetables and along the creek bank. We found Dumbo hovering overhead.
Does anyone know what this is?
It is a corn apple. When Kyle, who is 21, was two years old, he asked for an apple. I peeled it and he threw a tantrum. He wanted a RED APPLE.

I thought fast. "Buddy, I don't have any red apples, but I do have a corn apple if you want to taste that."

I coaxed him with the same peeled apple with two corn on the cob holders inserted in top/bottom and he ate it all gone. Thereafter, he requested corn apples.

When you have toddlers you have to think on the fly, or the pot.


Bookie said...

Looks like a peeled apple in corn holders? I know this was a fun day. The pumpkin time is so great for color and fun...not commercial...just happy time.

Sioux Roslawski said...

An apple masquerading as an ear of corn?

Arrest it for impersonating a vegetable!

(What a nice picture of you and your students.)

Val said...

Sounds like a good time. Hope you didn't slip on an apple peel.

Connie said...

I love the idea of using corn holders on an apple. Makes it fun and less messy to hold too! I bet the kids had a lot of fun at the pumpkin patch.

Pat Wahler said...

The days of going to the pumpkin patch were so much fun!

Critter Alley

Susan said...

Oh Linda, LOVED the photo of you and your sweet little charges. How darling they are!

And they are so lucky to have you as their teacher----a teacher who truly cares about them.

I'm sure they will never forget their trip to the pumpkin patch. Susan