Last Friday I got to spend what I call "a little Godson time." That's when I get to spend time with the world's greatest Godson, Christopher. I took him on our annual trip to buy pumpkins.
We went to a place outside of West Bend, just north of Milwaukee where he lives. It had a lot of pumpkins, a petting zoo, hay rides and all the stuff that make this season so great. It also had a haunted Halloween maze in a corn field.
As we walked toward the maze, I asked my 4-and-a-half year old little buddy "Are you going to be afraid to go in there."
"No," he said.
As we neared the stand to pay for the maze I asked again, "Christopher, are you sure you're not going to afraid to go in there?"
"I'll be fine Uncle Jeff," he repeated emphatically.
So, as I shelled over the $20 and asked the man behind the counter, "He's going on 5, will that be too scary for him?"
The man assured me it was mostly just art work in the maze, the boy would be fine.
So, I ponied up the cash and we walked in. The maze started with a long black tunnel with spider webs, spooky music and lights. After that, there were mannequins of witches, ghosts, goblins, ghouls and other creepy stuff. Some of them triggered by us walking past them to move.
Can you see what's coming here?
About 2.6 minutes into the maze, I got the "I want to get out of here..."
I didn't even bother to fight it, I just picked my Godson up and we exited the same way we came in, passing the sign that said - "If we've frightened you, we've done our job. Don't ask for you money back."
The man behind the counter didn't give us the money back, but he did give us a freebie in the petting zoo. (It was $4 for the two of us)
And it must be more expensive to grow pumpkins in the Milwaukee area, because they were a lot more pricey down there then they are here.
Plus, when you take Christopher pumpkin shopping, you not only buy him a pumpkin, you buy one for his Mom and Dad and his two sisters. So, the day was definitely not cheap.
But, you know what, it was worth every cent.
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