This will probably be the first year ever that I won’t be carving a pumpkin for Halloween. We have always gone all out for Halloween with a full on haunted garage and everything and the pumpkins have always been a huge part of that. It is something I adore doing and usually put a crap ton of work into, but this year, I do not have the motivation. At all.
I am the one to always clean them out and get them ready to carve. I’ve helped the kids for years with perfecting their designs, even creating a couple for them. Keep in mind that means working on a total of 5 pumpkins every year since everyone, even hubby, carves one. It is a TON of work.
As of right now, we don’t even have pumpkins. Only BG has expressed any desire to actually carve one, so we will be going out later today to pick some up, but I’m just going to set them out as decoration without any carving. I think. I may change my mind yet, but I’m already at a point where I just don’t have the time, so I doubt it.
I thought it would really bother me to not do one, but I’m so very far in the I don’t give a crap about it mode that it hasn’t. I didn’t think it was possible to feel that way. Knowing I have a full day’s worth of work ahead of me to just set up the garage this year makes it even harder. I’m not ready to give that part up yet as the kids still really enjoy it even though they are older.
BG will be dressing up in last year’s point costume so she is going to be a creepy music box dancer and I’ll be doing a steampunk theme with mine. Both require a lot of makeup work so I’ll definitely be challenging my creative skills. It just won’t happen on a pumpkin this year.