Success on two fronts today – firstly we picked up our three pumpkins for less than $5 each, down from $5/kg to $1/kg in a last minute rush to get them sold, and secondly I managed to make Jack O’Lanterns without loosing a finger, although lets face it a bit of blood would have been very in keeping with the whole theme of the night.
It took an hour to carve out the three large squash, which was a flash in the pan compared to the two hours it took the kids to pick the face they wanted me to carve from a Google search. And even then, Miss7 gave me a lot of “it’s not exactly the same, Dad, but that’s okay….I guess.”
After we’d turned off the lights and bathed in our own cleverness (and after the kids got out scarves and hats and crowns to dress their pumpkins up in) we set them up in a tree and on the fence so passing cars could admire our handiwork as well (Needy? Who me? Noooo).