Why Did I Agree To This?

United States
June 25, 2008 1:33pm CST
What do you ask did I agree to well......picking strawberries. I took my boys out to a pick your own farm and well I normally love this but being pregnant and picking berries is not fun. We didnt get alot just enough to snack for a few days. It is cheaper most the time than buying at the store. But the kids LOVED it. So what summer activity do you dread but the kids love? Or mabey you just dread the yard work like I do?
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@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
25 Jun 08
We used to go out and pick strawberries when I was younger but I didn't like it, I didn't like all that bending. I bet it wasn't much fun for you was it? I think it would be hard to do, when your that pregnant. I seen my sister in law last weekend, she isn't due till the middle of August and she's huge, she was barely walking around, so I could imagine how it would feel trying to do stuff like that. I think the only activity I hate is the yardwork..lol.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Yeah it got tiring very fast. And the wood chips on the ground hurt to kneal in.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I definitely dread doing yardwork because it's too hot here. My kids are grown but I used to dread taking them to the playground because I always had to fight with them to get them to come home so an enjoyable time usually ended in tears. If they had it their way they'd still be there!
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Yeah they can be very stubborn cant they
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Haha..... that was my first thought, 'picking strawberries? pregnant?'. Glad the boys loved it. My dreaded activity is going to the swimming pool. And we do it all the time. My little guy is fighting potty-training (pooping) so I still must put swim diapers on him and what a pain that is. Plus dealing with the wet towels and changing clothes so the car seat doesn't get wet, plus the swimmers vest he wears that is too big to put in the batheing suit drier so it must go in the truck sopping wet. It is such an ordeal. But he loves it so I do it every chance I get. ...... oh and did I mention the process of sunscreening and remembering to reapply.... I could go on and on. If only we had a pool at our house, but then I would have a whole set of other problems. The ones I'm dealing with now are only temporary.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Oh yeah that is a pain getting little ones ready for swimming. Its nice having my own pool and my kids are old enough to take care of themselves now. And sunscreen is something we dont use much of. We are lucky not too burn.
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Jun 08
You are blessed. My son got my husbands skin and burns easily. Sunscreen is something I've never had to deal with until he was born.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
25 Jun 08
When I was pregnant with my kids I was so big I could'nt even tie my shoes. I could of not done what you did picking strawberries.But at least the kids had fun doing it. I have to buy all my strawberries in the store we dont have a place here where I live to go out and pick the strawberries. I bet the strawberries taste a lot better when you pick them yourself.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I forgot to say the summer activity that I dreaded with my kids was taking all four of my kids shopping with me. And I also hate doing yard work.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Im not to big but it still wasnt easy. I dont know about tying shoes i wear sandles now lol. They do taste good as you only pick the best ones.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Honestly, I dread taking my kids to the pool. I don't like sitting out in the sun and it's stressful with 2 kids at the crazy hectic pool. I don't mind it nearly as much when my hubby joins us. There's a million other things I'd rather do than be at the pool, but it's part of summer and the kiddies love it!
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Oh i love the pool but thats cause its my own so its private.
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• Malaysia
26 Jun 08
But pool is nice place to relax...
• United States
25 Jun 08
Fixing bikes, "my seats loose", "my handlebars wiggle", "can we slow down".
• United States
25 Jun 08
We make our kids do it them selves
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
25 Jun 08
So what farm did you guys go to? I love doing things with the kids. So far nothing bothers me. (yet) I love he yard work to a pouint pesonally. Just my yard not anyone elses. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Applewood orchard i think was the name its in Lakeville they do apples later too. And raspberries which we might go to also this year.
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
26 Jun 08
LOL...Ask your dad to come over for the yard work. He's a wiz!! :) Anyway, my kids love Six Flags. I hate it with a passion. I have been working a lot so I told them I would take them next week. Why again did I do that? The things we go through for our kids. Sheesh!!
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• United States
26 Jun 08
Hes a wiz but he wont come do my yard lol. I love going to amusement parks I think they are fun. But it is funny how many things we do for the kids that we hate.
• United States
26 Jun 08
You have to make him come to do it somehow!! LOL Blackmail comes to mind...
• United States
27 Jun 08
Hmmm ill have to think about that one what do I have against him hehehehe.
@salonga (27839)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
I really dread boat riding, it frightens me a lot being in the middle of the sea with all the big water around me. Oh no! I would simply close my eyes and pray till we reach the island. But the kids love it and they would all yell and such a great fun to them!
• United States
26 Jun 08
Oh I love boating but just on Lakes as we have no seas near us. But I know what you mean we have been on lake superior and that can be scary win you are surrounded by nothing but water.
@salonga (27839)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Yes, surrounded by nothing but water and worst... I don't know how to swim!
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
26 Jun 08
Hi dear sound good, its always has its own charm to go to the fielsd and unpick fresh fruit of ur choice, i really like it, and whenever got a chance go to garden of oranges and un pick fresh fruit from tree lovely
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• United States
26 Jun 08
We dont have oranges here but if we did id be picking them too.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 08
Thats nice we have oranges, guava, apples anf other fruits available. its fun to see fruits on plant and lovely picking them Take care
@twallace (2675)
• United States
25 Jun 08
You did a good thing going to pick your own strawberries instead of buying them out of the store. Even if it was just enough for a few days. That will be money saved compared to what they might cost in the stores right now. Have a good one.
• United States
26 Jun 08
Yep they saved us some money and we did good by saving on all that packaging.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
26 Jun 08
The next time that you go pick a little more and freeze them so you can have them when they are out of season. Have a nice one.
• United States
28 Jun 08
I loathe yard work! I get too many blisters from that. Well as far as loathesome tasks that I hate but my kid loves. Let me think. I can't think of any. She loves pretty much everything I do. She's not a big fan of taking baths. But those are not optional.
• United States
28 Jun 08
Yeah bathtime can be a bit of a fight sometimes.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun 08
Lol I used to love going Strawberry picking with my Grandma was I was a little Girl, we used to get up at 4am, have Breakfast, then at 5am we where in the Field picking till about 9am I think more went into my Tummy then the Bucket lol
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• United States
26 Jun 08
I cant seem to get them grow here my dad has but i cant oh well. thats why we got pick your own farms. Normally its fun but not witht his baby gut getting in my way lol.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jun 08
its when they want us to go to the beach..they like the beach and wish to live near ithow ironic..when im still a kid i like swimming in the beach ..but as i grow old and have kids ..it does not possess any appeal on me..the hotness and whatever...and when they do..i kind of made some alibis not to go with them but they want to go as family especially my husband who loves the beach also...i like the beach but not on swimming just strolling during the afternoon and feel the breeze touches my skin...
• United States
26 Jun 08
I dont care for the beach either but thats cause they seenm so dirty and crowded around here these days.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Mostly the yard work. We took our pool down last weekend, and it had been surrounded by lots of rocks, so the whole family spent all day Sunday picking up all the rocks that were around the pool. This weekend I have to move our existing sand box to where the pool was and sod that are where the sandbox is now. I have to get it done this weekend because we are having a 4th of July party.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
That does not sound like any fun at all. Those darn rocks can be such a pain. We got them around our pool as well but we have no plans of taking ours down anytime soon. It stays up all winter just empty of water.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
26 Jun 08
well, i don't like doing yard work as well... i can understand that picking berries while pregnant must be a daunting task for you... i don't have a child yet... but when i do have one, i think i will take them to a park, zoo, museum or art centre during summer to make them appreciate arts, history and the nature... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
26 Jun 08
I wanna do more with them but my doctor doesnt want me on my feet to much. And berry picking I thought wouldnt be too bad but all that bending killed me lol. We love the zoo but its alot of walking which i normally love but i dont want this baby to come too soon.
@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I know that this may not be the type of activity that you were referring to, but what I dread the most is buying the back to school stuff.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
Im lucky i dont have to buy much grandma and grandpa buy alot of it for us. Saves me a ton of money. Plus I buy stuff when it goes on clearance too.
@bfarrier1 (2083)
• United States
26 Jun 08
It would have to be picking Blackberries I hate having to make sure there is no snakes around as we pick them in the woods but if they don't get picked no jelly is made so I go do it.You have a great evening.It sounds like you had fun with your boys even though you dreaded it.
• United States
26 Jun 08
I like snakes id find it fun till one bite me lol. Not alot of snakes where i am.
• United States
26 Jun 08
I dread cleaning the pool, but my daughter lives in it...lol. It's just one of those inflatable ones, but it's a pain to keep clean. Last year we didn't have one because she wouldn't help me keep it clean. This year she has promised to so hopefully it will be better. I have a hard time handling it when it is real hot out, so I need a hand from her.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
We had one of them they are hard to keep clean. Mine is bigger now and has a dual filter system so stays pretty clean. The chlorine helps too.
@Hatley (152380)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 08
I can just imagine that picking strawberries while pregnant is not up there on fun things to do.My kid is all grown up and then some. Summer activity for me would be going to the beach with someone else who wants to stay for hours. I sunburn easily and after so long with sun and water I get one terrific headache. when I go by myself I do not stay for hours and then its fun. lol.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
That sucks ive been lucky I rarely sunburn.