Monday, October 25, 2010
Ray brought home three pumpkins and thought we needed to carve them into jack-o-lanterns. It has been years since I've done that. I usually buy a couple of pumpkins and set them out on the porch, uncarved, where they sit through Halloween and Thanksgiving and I finally toss them out when the Christmas decorations go up, but Ray thought we needed jack-o-lanterns. For Sofia, mostly.
When we presented the idea to Sofia she was unclear on the concept, so we googled images of jack-o-lanterns. That got her little brain going. The process was that Sofia would tell me how she wanted the pumpkin to look; I would draw the features on the pumpkin, subject to her approval; Ray would carve it. First Sofia wanted a happy pumpkin. That was pretty easy. Then she wanted a sad pumpkin—"with a tear." Okey Dokey. Then she wanted a pumpkin that looked "like a baby." Like a baby? How does a baby look? "It has a little tiny mouth—with three teeth."