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Photos at a Pumpkin Garden: It's the Time Together That Matters

We never made it to a pumpkin patch this year, but we did head to a local garden center one night! The mom in me felt a little bit bad about it, like I was denying them the awesome experience of walking through a live pumpkin patch to pick out their pumpkins.

But as I watched my son run from pumpkin to pumpkin, lifting each one and climbing a few hay bales to jump off them, I noticed his smile and realized that he was having a blast. And I was having a blast watching him. When it comes down to it, that is all that matters.

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Maybe we will make it to a real pumpkin patch next year, and maybe we won’t. Maybe the small garden center by our house will become a tradition, one that he will visit when he is grown and laugh at how it’s much smaller than he remembered it, that as a kid the place seemed huge and filled with so many pumpkins. Either way I realized that the memories of doing things as a family are the important things and location is secondary.

Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco
Photograph by Maria Manco
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