My husband makes it look easy. Year after year we’re blown away by his carved creations. We grow ’em, he carves ’em.
This past spring I simply stepped out-of-the-way while my compost bin produced close to a dozen viable pumpkins. If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember that we had two early casualties: Frank and Shelly.
Of the remaining pumpkins, The Master Carver crafted six.
As the boys get older, pumpkin carving requests change too. Gone are the days of sweet Max, the bunny from Max and Ruby. In Max’s place, I present Slender Man. According to Wikipedia, Slender Man is
a fictional character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Victor Surge in 2009. It is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, and wearing a black suit. The Slender Man is commonly said to stalk, abduct, or traumatize people, particularly children. The Slender Man is not tied to any particular story, but appears in many disparate works of fiction, mostly composed online.
Next up, my 13-year-old requested the saying ‘Twerk or Treat’ as a send up to Miley Cyrus’ endlessly debated VMA performance. It’s both topical and comical but remains PG.
Please peruse pumpkins past on my page Passionate about Pumpkins.