What usually took a couple hours turned into a five hour carving marathon. Luca, Lincoln and Anna wanted to try their hand at pumpkin carving.
What I didn’t anticipate was that carving was the sideshow.
The kids really wanted to design their pumpkin. And design they did until black and purple Crayola marker covered their pumpkins. I didn’t dare ask how they knew where to cut. I gave each them a tiny pumpkin saw from one of our many carving kits and they went to town without cutting off any fingers.
Most years, I carve a couple of pumpkins. Last year I waited until trick or treaters began showing up before I finished this pumpkin. Tonight, I goofed around with the kids and finished one pumpkin. I like how his hair turned out.