It's that time of year again when we all start thinking about apple picking, cider drinking, pie making, pumpkin picking, cider donuts, hay rides and corn mazes.
Now that you're filling your weekends with fall activities to fill the time and drain your wallet, the Tweets have started flying about this tradition that can strain even the strongest parenting skills!
Let's start this list off with one that really hits home!
Fall is coming. Don’t forget to take your kids to the nearest pumpkin patch for a 65.00 pumpkin and a picture of them screaming in a shitty diaper on a bale of hay.— Maryfairyboberry (@MaryJustice86) September 17, 2019
Ahh the joys of apple-picking, and kids, and bee stings!
If you have a produce budget of $112 and like swearing while pulling a wagon as your kids keep screaming about bees, apple picking is fun.— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) October 21, 2016
What could you do with $40? Oh I know, buy a dozen apples!
If you're looking for ideas, apple picking is another fun way to spend $40 to listen to your kids complain for an hour.— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) September 26, 2015
Like love at first sip. What kids?.
This pumpkin spice latte tastes like I can't hear my kids arguing.— Scary Mommy (@ScaryMommy) September 25, 2019
Darn, they found us again! Better luck next year.
The person that thought up getting lost for hours in a corn maze was probably just trying to hide from their children.— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) October 10, 2017
Exactly which level of hell is this again? Where's the spiked cider!?
Currently at a pumpkin farm that has 800 activities for kids & zero alcohol for parents.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) October 15, 2017
What level of hell is this?
This Tweet reminds us that kids can fight at home, for free!
Going apple picking with the family because we enjoy watching our kids fight amongst fruit trees.— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) September 17, 2019
How is there suddenly nothing else to do when Fall arrives?
Get married and have kids so you can spend your Saturday going apple picking instead of doing LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE.— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) October 4, 2017
Be safe out there, kids!
I just went apple picking with the kids. Got stung by a bee and fell down a hole. #TrueStory— Justin Stangel (@Justin_Stangel) September 26, 2014
Three guarantees when apple picking with the kids: sweat, tears, and bruised apples!
Go apple picking with kids so you can spend $18 on apples your child insists on carrying only to have them trip in the parking lot and drop them all so now you have $18 worth of bruised apples— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) September 24, 2018
Ahh the classic hayride, sitting on a dirty bale of hay, piece of straw poking you in the rear, while you swat at bees and hope things are almost over!
Everyone loves a hayride for about the first 6 seconds of the hayride.— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) October 24, 2015
But the farmers!
I was gonna take my kids to the pumpkin patch, but instead we bought $3 pumpkins from Kroger and just carried on with our lives.— Scary Mommy (@ScaryMommy) September 24, 2019
This parent is somehow mourning their kids' loss of interest in apple picking!
My wife realizing that my kids are no longer interested in apple picking is the parent equivalent to learning that Santa isn't real.— Wombat, CAGCast Co-host (@NewWombat) September 16, 2019
A real sign of the times. Wow, maybe there's something to bringing your kids into nature once in a while!
With today's youth you have to clarify that apple picking does not mean you're taking them to the Apple Store to pick out an iPhone.— MyQuestionableLife (@2questionable) October 12, 2017