I now understand why my parents weren’t interested in me carving pumpkins.
It’s hard. It’s a mess. It’s time consuming.
Yes, they are cute and adorable. Though it comes at a grave cost.
Of all of the ways to entertain a child during the Halloween season, this way is one of the most strenuous.
But I had to try it, and, boy, do I feel the stress and exhaustion.
Mom and dad, I’m sorry I was bitter about never having carved a pumpkin. At 23 years old, I defied your wishes. Though, with age comes wisdom.
Now, I’ll pass along the tradition to try to avoid carving pumpkins with my someday children.