Sunday, October 26, 2008
I succumbed . . .
For some reason, Faith is always very concerned how our house is not decorated for Halloween. Then, she asks me why I don't like Halloween. Then, I try to explain to her how it's not a real holiday. I try to touch on my beliefs about it without explaining its pagan origins. However, I don't even the use the word "pagan" because I don't want to get into all that with her. I just want her to basically leave me alone about it. Since I don't decorate the outside of the house for any holiday, why would I for Halloween?
But, I was on some crazy mission for pumpkins yesterday. Mainly, because I found out that our sitter/neighbor had given Faith $2 for the school's pumpkin patch. But, Faith only brought one pumpkin home and I certainly didn't want to be owing anyone a pumpkin!
So, while we were out there in the rain's drizzle, we picked out a little pumpkin for our sitter/neighbor. At the same time, I got really adventurous about thinking about carving a pumpkin for the kids. ?!?!!? So, we picked out Mr. Pumpkin above. Belted him into the car. (I think that I was even using a pumpkin voice for him?!?!?! So sorry!) And, gave him a face that evening.
What I can't figure out is why it did not have much insides in order to try and bake something with it. Lots of seeds though.
Bottomline--I impressed the hell out of Faith and Daddy.
They couldn't believe it either!