The theme for this Thursday is Halloween. Check out other Theme Thursday posts here.
Last night was once again a time to do something together as a family. We carved pumpkins. Because of martial arts, we had dinner at 7. Then 2 of the kids had to finish homework that was started before martial arts. So it was getting late by the time we started the pumpkins.
We bought the pumpkins from the kids down the street. They had planted a pumpkin patch at their grandparents farm and tended it all summer. Two of the kids were with me. They took the last two "extra large" pumpkins for sale. So they got one of the "large" ones for their big brother.
Time to start carving. Big brother doesn't want to participate because the pumpkin his little brothers picked out was smaller than theirs. Obviously, they did this out of disrespect for their elder brother! Whine, whine, bitch, bitch, we get past it.
Then there are spats over who gets the knife first, no one wants to stick his hand in the goo inside the pumpkin, who gets to put which candle in his pumpkin, etc.
Right now all I can remember from the night is the complaining. But I did get some good pictures. If a few years we'll think we had a great evening carving pumpkins together as a family.