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Halloween Fun!

October 30, 2008

I think this is the first holiday where the Big One has been big enough and interested enough to help me with special creations.

She’s colored, painted and glittered many a pumpkin, haunted house, ghost and witch. She’s made a necklace out of foam hats, ghosts and pumpkins, and made a flying bat out of construction paper.

Yesterday I decided we would tackle our biggest project yet… the pumpkin carving. I cannot remember the last time I carved a pumpkin. I must have been a little kid. I do remember that the smell of a freshly opened pumpkin is enough to send me wretching to the bathroom. They are stinky and gross.

But I was determined to have this bonding adventure with the Big One. We got her situated on her Learning Tower and were ready to commence with pumpkin art. I cut open the top and she dug into it with the little scooper that came in the carving kit. Her little hand emerged from the pumpkin carcass with one little seed on it.

Un-deterred she went in again. She scraped and dug at that thing with all her might. She slowly pulled her hand and the scooper out… empty. She was getting frustrated. She was gathering goop, but not pulling it away from the inner walls of the pumpkin so it was all sliding off before she could get it out.

She tried three or four more times before determining she was done. It was too hard and she just wanted to watch Dora while I finished.

So much for the bonding. But she did try.

And so did I. I decided that I would tackle a Dora stencil on the pumpkin. I don’t think it’s that bad, but the Big One announced, “No, Mommy. You need to try again” when I showed it to her. And the Husband just shook his head and said, “I don’t see it.”

C’mon take a look. I know it’s not great, but it’s not that bad, is it? {I will take some pictures once it gets dark, it’s way better with the tea light in it.}

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen permalink
    October 30, 2008 1:25 pm

    ..HE clearly doesnt watch enough Dora!

  2. October 30, 2008 2:28 pm

    I totally see it!!

  3. bezbe205 permalink
    October 30, 2008 8:17 pm

    Me, too! It looks great! What an awesome thing for a mommy to do. I remember (it hasn’t been that long) when my oldest was obsessed w/ Dora. 🙂

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