My friend Alanna asked us to go pick strawberries last week. I haven't done that since I was little (or have I? maybe its peaches I'm thinking of?) In my head I saw this glorious hallmark moment with Anna. You know, the big "life lesson" storybook moment that has been instilled into you from Pinterest, instagram, other bloggers, and professional mommies. It would be a perfect sunny day. She'd help pick strawberries. We'd sit and eat a few. Laugh. You get the idea.
I should have known better. There were a lot of thorns. It was chilly (and we weren't prepared for the weather) and all Anna wanted to do was throw the picked strawberries out of the bucket. Thank goodness Emily came along and helped us with all four children. At the rate I was going I would have never filled my bucket. I pick two. Anna throws out one. You get the idea.
But, we got these adorable pictures of Anna. It does look like she is having fun and that is all that matters right? So, it was worth the trip. And we will probably go and pick raspberries next time. ( I may be better prepared with shoes, pants, and my moby wrap to carry Anna though!)
Now ... time to make JAM!
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