… and I had two firsts last week.
In previous years, pumpkins were chosen by my kids, carvings designed by my kids, disemboweled by my kids, and mostly carved by them too. They also dressed up and went off trick or treating. I accompanied them every year, until they decided they were old enough to go on their own (more or less).
Thinking back to my own childhood, I missed out on all this. Mother was not a fan of Halloween so I was banned from dressing up, carving lanterns or visiting the neighbours.
Last week I had the house to myself over Halloween so I let my inner child loose on the pumpkins and make-up. I thoroughly enjoyed removing the innards by hand, creating my own design, and carving it. Not content with a lantern, I bought some kids Halloween makeup and did a reasonable job of creating a scary face with a stitched mouth.
I had so much fun and so did the kids who came to visit our house.
Next year I’m planning a costume too!
Thank you to a very sleep-deprived Linda G Hill for the prompt.
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