The first time I carved a pumpkin with T, I did it the “right” way. Not that there’s a wrong way of doing it. What I meant was, I actually googled and downloaded a template for the faces. I don’t bother anymore. I just ask T to draw on the pumpkin and then I try to carve a face from her drawing.
When she’s done. I chop the top off so she could get all the gooey stuff out.
When she was younger, this part of the activity used to bore her. She’d stick her hands in, get a few gooey bits out and declare herself done. This year though, she persevered till she got everything out.
When she was done. I asked her to go and watch television while I did the carving. Sharp knives and little ons make me nervous. I called her back in the kitchen when all faces were done and she was pleased with our work. We called the Historian down and dubbed the pumpkins little versions of us.
As soon as it got darker, she switched on her pumpkin lanterns and skull fairy lights and asked that we light the tea-candles inside the carved pumpkin family.
Not bad looking eh? 😉
As mentioned in a previous post, she dressed as La Muerte from the Book of Life in her Halloween disco. She’s invited to a birthday/halloween party tonight and tomorrow and is planning to wear the same costume. This girl has a maddening social life!