|THIS creature/house actually scared three-year-old. The heart makes a loud noise when you get close--it made all of us jump, and then the baby laughed and laughed and laughed...|
Thursday, October 13, 2011
We took the boys to a corn maze after I taught today (and after we jumped the Prius--you know that recipe, with one three-year-old + two minutes alone = lights on + one day = dead Prius battery? well, it still works), and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. One-year-old toddled all over on his new wobbly walking legs, three-year-old climbed in rope spiderwebs and on wooden trains and onto tractor-pulled cow trains. We went through the kid's corn maze, spinning Simon Says wheels as we went ("Simon Says skip while patting your head and rubbing your belly until you reach the next wheel...") and we watched some piglets race. But the most popular part (for our three-year-old)? The empty haunted houses (or hay mazes or blow-up toys, whatever). He "likes being scared," much as the red-and-white walls of an inflatable clown house can be considered scary, so we got to go through them all, and he had me "haunt" his books tonight before bed by reading in a scary voice, and he kept insisting that our cats could make evil "bwahaha!" laughs. So...yay haunted houses? We shall see how long they stay popular over here...