It worked! I'm a genius. A genius who slept til 9 this morning!
little kid told me that he was coming to snuggle us and then he remembered the pumpkin might come to life and bite him. Then he stopped and made a scared face and shivered, and then ran back to his bed where he stayed until Big Kid told him it was safe.
He recounted this tale to me about 14 times this morning and I told him how proud I was of him.
Now I have to think of other objects that could come to life and bite him, so I can sleep in every weekend!