The Great Pumpkin

17 Oct

An after school meeting saw me pulling into the grocery store a little before 7 pm last night. I grumbled at myself for putting off this errand: buying thank you cards that my after school club needed to write at our meeting the next day. The skies were a picturesque blend of pink and black and there was a slight breeze that promised another crisp fall night.

I walked towards the entrance to the grocery store which was lined with pumpkins. I paid them little heed, distracted by the little boy hopping in front of me.

“Come on,” his mom called, a smirk on her face. “There are even more inside.”

His little eyes grew wider and I smiled.


7 Responses to “The Great Pumpkin”

  1. tbreitweiser October 17, 2017 at 6:55 am #

    Such a great time of year!

  2. Christine Baldiga October 17, 2017 at 8:15 am #

    I was entering the grocery store yesterday and I too was tempted to pick out a great pumpkin from the display. Temptations galore! I guess that temptation was better than the Halloween candy – I said no to both!

  3. arjeha October 17, 2017 at 8:18 am #

    Just one of the reasons I enjoy this time of year.

  4. Lisa Corbett October 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    Kids love pumpkins so much ! My own want their pumpkin on the porch on October 1. Every day I have to tell them why we can’t carve it yet. They want it anyway.

  5. Brian Rozinsky October 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

    Excellent small details: the sky colors, that boy’s eyes. Enjoy the season.

  6. teachingwritingalexis October 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

    I loved hearing about the pumpkins. Fall is my favorite time of the year and it was sweet hearing about your specific encounter with the season 🙂

  7. Ramona October 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    Did you buy one? I love the pic and this small moment!

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