Oct 24, 2013

Pumpkin Carving Toddler Play

This past weekend, we went to the pumpkin patch again! This time, we went to the farm that we used to frequent as a children. We had a blast visiting with the animals, going on hayrides, and eating cider donuts. My little pumpkin was the cutest in the patch!

When we got back to the Glamparents, I had big plans to carve pumpkins with Kingston as a family. 

Toddler Tip: Toddlers do what they want! 

K was very interested in the "pump pumps" and wanted to hold them. We sat him with us as Todd carved out the top and he was intrigued by the insides. 

Though once Todd helped him to feel inside of the pumpkin, Kingston wasn't so sure!

I sat him down on the floor to dig into the pumpkin innards further. My sensory play loving kid HATED it!! 

Oh sure, he looks like he is having fun right? Nope. He hated the way the pumpkin guts felt. He was weirded out and totally just wanted to dump the bowl on the floor. I was shocked, since I thought this would be the ultimate in sensory play fun for him. But he knows what he wants and he wanted nothing to do with pumpkin carving sensory fun!

So, needless to say, family pumpkin carving will have to wait until next year. We left Dada to handle the rest while we went off and played. I must say, Dada did a mighty fine job!

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  1. I thought my preschooler would be thrilled with pumpkin guts too. Set out everything, camera ready and she took one quick feel of it and yelled, "Eww, get it off me!" LOL! Aw, well! I love the K pumpkin especially! (P.S. I agree - you did have the cutest pumpkin in the patch! :)

    1. hahaha that is too funny! These kids are unpredictable that's for sure. I'm not going to lie, sometimes when I set something out that he doesn't like (which has really only started to happen recently) I just end up playing with it myself! lol It's too fun not to! And thank you! You are so sweet!

  2. Love it. We didn't even go there with our little guy, you're so good to give him the opportunity! He doesn't have to like everything of course but it still was a good experience for him! And he is as cute as ever! :D

    1. Aww thank you so much Laura! Your comments always make my day! You had the right idea skipping it. Here's hoping he likes gooey, sticky, yucky pumpkin guts next year! (I think they are ton's of fun!)