Pumpkin carving SUCKS! I was just thinking last night what a rotten Mom I was because we didn't do pumpkins this year. Then...I got over it! The neighbors have tons. I'll just borrow one of theirs.
Carving pumpkins isn't an option for us. I bought 3 pumpkins of various sizes for my front porch, put them out Saturday for our party Saturday night and by Sunday they already had chunks missing. Last time I carved a pumpkin it looked SO cool and by the next day the face had been devoured. I am not going through all that work for some dang squirrels to gnaw the face off!! So, I vote you're not a bad mom!! :o)
I have carved one pumpkin in my adult life - we did them in my dorm one year in college. We don't carve pumpkins with the kids. It is not a family tradition I have decided to embrace. Every story I hear about carving pumpkins with young children involves the kids being interested for exactly 2 minutes, 2 seconds (Love Connection, anyone?) and then leaving the rest of the work (2 hours, 20 minutes +++) to poor Mom or Dad. No thanks. And I'm a fabulous parent, so you totally don't suck if you skip this one. -The Renee (I just typed Thee Renee by accident and deleted the second E but then I realized that's kinda cool - can I be Thee Renee now?)
Agreed. The Politician carved a pumpkin yesterday at school. He said the insides looked and smelled "yucky" but after the roasted the seeds, they were "yummy" after all.
I took one look at the pumpkin, and decided to paint them. The kids had a blast. I vote for painting them. (If you even feel the need to do anything. I would have skipped it, but ODS had a fit when everyone else had a pumpkin and he didn't.)
I've decided that until the kid asks about it, there will be no pumpkin carving in my domain.
You are absolved from your sins.Go in peace.
I carved our pumpkin on Sunday and my kids were interested for about 90 seconds, then they were off to play while I slaved over the gourd. It turned out nicely and I actually like doing it. I had to buy 2 more today for them to paint because according to them painted ones are more fun. I really just did it to get the seeds for Fidel to roast.
That's an outside chore. Hubby does that. You need to reassign Mr. Ashley to the pumpkin-carving.
Ditto. I make hubby do it.
That's why I let my husband do it!
We haven't done anything so far and probably won't either.
We didn't even BUY pumpkins this year :-X thank god for school ;) they carved some there.
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