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Minnesota’s Children of the Corn

October 11, 2011
Children of the Corn

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Normally this time of year, I am gearing up to start complaining about the cold. Not this year. This year in Minnesota the weather has been so lovely I’ve completely confused the seasons. It’s been in the 80s this past week in Minnesota.I am sure it is really spring and summer is just about to begin.

Usually by mid October the less sturdy of us have already given in and turned on the heat at night. This past weekend I was bitching at myself for taking out the window air conditioning units too soon.

I’m loving this weather. It’s ruining my blogging and my relationships but I am totally loving this weather. I walk around with a smile on my face, I have nothing to complain about and most importantly Xcel Energy can suck it because I get at least one more energy bill this season where I won’t have to sell a kidney to pay for my heat!!

So I was all jazzed about going to the corn maze for an afternoon of adventure.

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Basically it’s like Clue. At least that’s what the woman in the little ticket stand said as she passed me three cards that needed to be hole punched at each check point.

It seemed like an easy enough thing to do – find 6 check points, mark the card with the hole punch at each one and then figure who did what.

The whole who did what aspect of the maze was lost on me and my daughter. Ex#2 didn’t even bother to understand it. He spent most of the time walking through the maze telling me that what was missing was motivation. You see, he wasn’t motivated to find all six check points because he knew there wouldn’t be beer at the end. Now if they had a keg at each check point, he said, things would be different.

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The Shafer Corn Maze is also just a stone’s throw from the Wisconsin border and I am pretty sure the corn mazes there offered beer.

Even without beer we pressed on for two of the check points. No one had a clue who did what to whom and no one cared. Both the ex and the daughter were bored and wanted out of the maze.

I tried to convince both of them, but especially the daughter, that this was a lot of fun and when we were through the maze we could say we accomplished something for the day. Of course the whole time they were complaining I was wondering how we were going to find our way out of the maze. I had my phone so I was pretty sure if we got lost in the corn maze the police or whoever finds idiots who can’t find their way out of a corn maze, could track me, I mean us. Thankfully, I was not that woman who got lost in the corn maze. However, I totally understand how it could happen.

Neither of them cared about accomplishing anything but getting out of the maze. Normally I would have pressed both of them to finish the damn maze. It cost $21 for the three of us to walk 2 miles through the stupid maze and dammit we were going to have a good time doing it.

Normally that’s what I would have done.  After seeing this, I thought better of it.

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  • Reply cardiogirl October 12, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Man that’s no fun. Well the maze and the clues sound like a lot of fun, but your companions…sort of sound like a buzz kill. But I know you love them, well you love your kid, your ex I’m not so sure about.

    Okay. This is going from bad to worse.

    Um, I’m glad the weather’s good over there. *turns tail and runs away*

  • Reply Nicky October 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

    $21 to walk through corn fields? Was Kevin Costner there? I’m glad you’re having nice weather (we are too, it is awesome!!) but I’m sorry your daughter turned into a murderous, noncorn-worshipping freak. She does look very cute in that picture, though.

    • Reply redheadranting October 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

      Cute in a “thank God that’s not my evil kid” sort of way?

      • Reply If I were God... October 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        Okay, gotta interject here.
        There ARE no evil kids, only bad parenting.
        I run the soul factory, missy, and believe Me everything that leaves here is blindingly white.  What happens once they get down there…
        Well, that’s the perils of free will for ya.

    • Reply redheadranting October 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      No, Kevin was not there (good one!).

  • Reply babs (beetle) October 12, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I’m not sure I’d like to roam through a corn field for any length of time. Don’t you get creepy crawlies in there?  That would be the thing that would spoil my fun, I think.  Plus there’s a horror movie that takes place in a corn field (Children of the Corn?).

    We’ve been having strange warm weather in the UK too.  They are warning of a really arctic winter though.

  • Reply Annie October 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I love Children of the Corn! They don’t make ’em like that anymore. I’m all for finding a keg in that cornfield…preferably with scandalously-clad women serving brews in provocative Halloween get-ups. Ex#2 might still be there. At least the weather is nice. Saves on kidneys. Great post!

  • Reply meleahrebeccah October 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I’m going to have to side with the ex, and your daughter, on this one. I have NO DESIRE to walk through a corn maze, while trying to figure out a who dunnit, without alcohol. Too creepy for me!

    At least you’re having awesome weather!

  • Reply nonamedufus October 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Hmm. Beer in a corn maze. (Did you know corn maze is almost redundant. If it were spelled corn maize it would be 100% redundant.) Anyway, I think your ex is onto something. And think of how much fun it would be watching drunk people trying to escape a maze. I bet it would be a-maze-ing!

  • Reply Linda R. October 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    We went through a corn maze a few years ago, and we enjoyed it.  We went with some friends and their two boys.  I think maybe we had a map.  I saw a video about a family who got lost in a maze and had to be rescued.  The one we were in wasn’t that big.  Sorry it wasn’t enjoyed so much by your daughter.  

  • Reply Jayne October 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I just heard about a couple that got so lost in a corn maze, they had to call 911 and have the police come find them.   I’m with hubby.   I would need motivation at each check point.    Still, the idea of it does sound like fun.

  • Reply Mike October 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    21$? I guess they have to make up the money on the corn they’re not selling because they turned it into a maze. Or is the corn already harvested and they just leave the stalks?

    I just realized I have no idea how corn works.

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