Stuff and Such

The bad thing about putting off writing an updated post is that by the time I get around to it, there is so much to tell and I’m so behind that it’s a little overwhelming. But I have been so busy and haven’t had time to post, which meant the stories keep piling up… it’s sort of a vicious cycle. I’ll do my best at catching up over the next few days :).

This month it was Cooper’s date night with me. He really wanted to go to a corn maze. OK, that’s fine. The only problem is that Ian was really wanting to experience a corn maze as well, and since they pretty much end Oct. 31st, and his date night wasn’t until Nov., it was now or never. So, we did a little something new. Cooper was a great sport about letting Ian join us on what was supposed to be HIS special night. He wasn’t thrilled about it, but was sweet enough to let it happen. First we hit Mimi’s Cafe for dinner. The kids had earned certificates for a free kids meal last year in school, and I figured now was as good a time as any to cash them in. SCORE! Greg also surprised us by joining us for dinner. It was nice having it just be the 4 of us :).

After dinner, the boys and I continued with the rest of our date. We had originally planned to go to the corn maze at Thanksgiving Point (mainly because Ian has read all of the Fablehaven books and they had a Fablehaven maze), but the distance and cost encouraged me to look elsewhere.

We ended up going to the Crazy Corn Maze in South Jordan. This was actually my first c.m. as well. Was it awesome? Did it change my life? Will I be chomping at the bit to do this again next year? No, no, and no. BUT, it was OK, and the boys had fun. I did enjoy hiding in the corn at one point and giving them a little scare (hee hee). There was also an additional part of the maze… the HAUNTED portion, that was really what the boys were wanting to do. While we waited  for it to get dark enough for that part to open, I noticed one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. The camera on my phone doesn’t do it justice, but you get the idea.

We waited in line for the Haunted maze for about 30 minutes. Patience is not my boys (nor my own) virtue. Finally, it opened. It was goofy but actually pretty fun. The boys loved it, and I must admit, I think I screamed about 10 times. That’s sort of my reaction when a men with a creepy masks and one with a chainsaw jump out at me from behind the corn. One might think that a boy would instinctually want to protect his mother. Well, anytime there was anything scary or anything that MIGHT be scary, they pushed me ahead and made me go first. I was the bait. The sacrificial lamb. Guess they are still my little boys :). Anyway, seeing their reactions and listening to them talk about it for the night and next day made the wait worth it.

This “double date” was a first, and probably a last. We had a good time, but the whole idea is that they spend time ALONE with me. And while I know they love each other and had a fun night, it’s pretty much impossible for them to go an entire night (or 10 minutes) without harassing each other on some level. Unless some weird circumstances prevent it, I think I’ll stick to the one-on-one from here on out.

I’m glad that the 3 of us got to experience our first corn maze together, and I had a great night with them both. Thanks boys!

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One Comment on “Stuff and Such”

  1. Celeste Says:

    I am surprised that was your first corn maze Megan. I am glad you got to experience it with your boys. I think it is awesome you do date nights and that is something I would like to do with my kids. What a good sport Cooper is to let Ian come. 🙂

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