Thursday, October 27, 2011

Car and Driver

At the pumpkin patch we visited a few weeks ago, there was a miniature drivable tractor, and Buster was immediately fascinated. A crotchety lady stormed up to shoo us away (“You have to pay!”) and we went looking for a sign telling us where to pay and how much. Clearly this place was set up to sell bouncy castle tickets and not anything else, because the cashier didn’t even know how much pumpkins cost. Fortunately, her boss sold us some tractor rides (4 circuits for a dollar) and Buster hopped on.

He couldn’t figure out how to start it, so his big brother told him to scoot over, and proceeded to investigate. Lifted the emergency brake – nope just a decorative item – oh here, he found the foot pedal, showed Buster how to use it, and got out of the tractor.

The micro dude floored it and we all yelled for him – Stop! He was still sitting on the passenger side, not holding on to the steering wheel. After climbing over to the correct side, he started his laps around the hay bales, bumping into a few, but steadily improving. Huge grins all around.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lucky kid, and fast learner.
I'll list it under things I would have enjoyed if I had them then.Ha Ha

Bob said...

Missed my name

mayberry said...

Isn't it crazy how the pumpkin patches have so much more--the tractors, the corn maze, the petting zoo...