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Ever since my kids were little, every October that rolls around, we plan a trip to our local pumpkin patch. You would think that the older my kids get (they are 19 and 22 now) that they would grow out of this tradition. I found out this year just how much this yearly trip means to them.
Normally in October, we would head out, but this October something happened to me — I wound up having emergency surgery for my appendix. After surgery, both of my GROWN kids looked at me and said — “Are we still going to get to take our yearly trip to the pumpkin patch? It’s okay if we wait and do it when you’re better.”
For a momma’s heart, that means everything that I have given them a tradition that they love and adore. Of course I told them that we could go when I got a little better. This time though, I am prepping myself ahead of time to make sure that I have as comfortable a time as I can.
5 Tips to Help You Prepare for a Pumpkin Patch Visit
#1 Visit Different Pumpkin Patches Every Year
Every year for the last few years, we have tried to pick a different pumpkin patch to visit. I am blessed to have several within driving distance to where I live so finding a new one every year is easy.
Starting in September, the kids and I sit down and map out which one we are going to. By doing this, it allows us to plan for lunches, photo shoots, clothing. Etc.
#2 Wear Comfortable Shoes
One of the best pieces of advice I can give you if you are planning on going to a pumpkin patch is to wear comfortable shoes, because you will be doing a lot of walking.
If you don’t have really comfortable shoes, it’s not a big deal. You can just purchase a pair of Dr. Scholl’s® Custom Fit® Orthotics.
I love these Dr. Scholl’s® Custom Fit® Orthotics because they provide immediate and all day relief for my feet.
Not to mention being comfortable even though I have lower back pain from all the walking that we do whenever I go on pumpkin patch adventures.
How to Find the Right Dr. Scholl’s® Custom Fit® Orthotics
~Head to Walmart and find the Custom Fit® Kiosk where you can find the right orthotics for you in under 2 minutes flat.
The kiosk is not usually located by the shoes where you think it would be. Mine was over by the pharmacy, so be sure to look in both places.
Then all you need to do is take your shoes off and follow the directions on the screen. You will be prompted to stand with both feet on the designated footprints. Next, grab the handles, lift one foot, then the other. Within two minutes, the Custom Fit® Kiosk will let you know which Custom Fit® orthotics are right for you. It is really that simple to find the help for those tired feet of yours.
Once you find the right fit thanks to the Footmapping® technology, you can just insert them in your shoes and head out for your day of fun.
After taking the assessment, I found out that I have low arches, which would explain the pain I had been feeling. It was suggested that I get the CF210, so I did and now — I am feeling great again and able to run around acting like a kid at these wonderful pumpkin patches we visit.
Here’s what I really love — Custom Fit® Orthotics are comprised of 4 layers, each providing a different benefit. Together, these layers provide support and cushioning for my feet, to immediately relieve foot and lower body pain and provide me with all-day comfort.
Once you have comfortable shoes for tons of walking, you are ready for the next tip!
#3 Be sure to Do All the Corn Mazes
One of our favorite parts of a pumpkin patch is the corn maze. There have been times that the corn maze is the best part, but then you might get times like this last time we went. Our area had some drought issues — and well, the corn just did not seem to grow well.
Make the best of it anyway. We got a laugh at this one. There were signs everywhere that if you got lost to text this number — but the corn was only knee high! I don’t think we will be getting lost in that anytime soon.
#4 Be sure to Feed the Animals
Since most pumpkin patches are farms, then the majority have a petting zoo. The one we usually go to has baby goats that are always our favorite to feed and pet.
#5 Just Have Fun
Whatever you do, please do not be the parent who sits by while your kids are out having fun. Be the parent that gets involved, who is present and THERE and not with your head stuck in your phone.
Be the mom who flings herself in the corn truck (every pumpkin patch has one) and makes corn angels with her kids (even though you might come out with corn in places corn should not be).
These times will long be memories that will live on in your kids lives forever. I know because my daughter and my son, even being as grown as they are love a good pumpkin patch.
Now, you can get through those long pumpkin patch fun days without lower body pain, because Dr. Scholl’s® Custom Fit® Orthotics are an effective solution for foot, knee and lower back pain.
You can visit here to find a Custom Fit® Kiosk near you and get the recommended insert for you in under 2 minutes.