Last year, boo was about 3 months old for Halloween, and while we still dressed him up and did a pumpkin, it wasn’t the same as him actually being curious and wanting to be involved. And I use the term “wanting” very loosely, because it was completely forced on him. We did our pumpkin this year on the Sunday before Halloween, right after he had gotten up from his nap, so he’d be in a good mood.
Unfortunately for us, he was way more interested in the dangerous tools we were using to carve the pumpkin than the actual pumpkin itself. I was more interested in how he was going to handle getting the guts out, because that is my most favorite part of the actual pumpkin carving.
So B drew a pretty simple design – we are not one for elaborate craziness after a few we have done – and out came the guts. And this kid was definitely not into it at all. It took some major prompting to get him to even put his hands in there, and once he did get some guts on him (thanks to mama!), he shook his hands furiously to get it off. I, of course, thought it was funny – little boo, not so much. He did think eating the pumpkin eye was fun, though. Yes, I did take too many pictures, but that is basically my job now, so don’t hate.
Having this little guy around makes everything twenty times more fun. Maybe next year he’ll want to get his hands a little dirty with mama and help clean out the guts.