So our pumpkin carving experience usually goes about the same every year. We start out buying each of our kids their own pumpkin with big plans to carve all three however they want. We sit at the kitchen table and develop the plans to carve them. I shake my head when one of my kids comes up with some crazy, intricate design that my husband feels uber confident that he can pull off. I throw my hands up and let him go at it and declare that I will be in charge of the baking of the pumpkin seeds. So we start to gut and clean out the pumpkins – everyone is really into this, for about 10 minutes… then little by little we lose a child’s interest and they claim that their pumpkin is done and they wander to the couch to cuddle with their lonely iPad. Then my husband examines the “done” pumpkin only to find that it is not so much “done.” This followed by a huffy breath and him picking finishing the job. An hour later, me and my husband have cleaned out all of the pumpkins, he is cursing because there is no way this pumpkin is going to look like Deadpool anytime soon and how about we carve a standard pumpkin face on one, a batman logo on the other and just put the top back on a draw a face on the third! Meanwhile, I have made the pumpkin seeds that no one else will eat because they don’t actually even like them and I will end up with a tummy ache from all of the seeds that I consume. YAY Halloween fun!!!
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