A week or two ago JDubbs came home from Home Depot with one of those elaborate jack-o-lantern kits that make your pumpkin look like one of your kids’ favorite characters or a really intricate Halloween scene. I gave it one glance and decided I wanted nothing to do with that. I figured he bought it, he could get elbow-deep in a pumpkin and then meticulously cut away at minute details of Elsa and Anna’s eyebrows. So one evening, he and the big kids gave it a shot, while Mommy looked on from a safe distance from the pumpkin guts.
Both kids were really brave about sticking their hands in the pumpkin, but I did especially love Em’s slightly squeamish expressions.
Jax and JDubbs do a lot of things together, but I do love the bond that exists between JDubbs and Em. She is a very girly four-year-old, but often she is the one who volunteers to help Daddy out with his projects, like boiling syrup and in this case, carving pumpkins.
But after a while even she got tired of the process and abandoned JDubbs to his drudgery. It took forever! At one point I went into the kitchen and asked JDubbs how it was going.
“Tedious,” he replied.
“Yeah,” I said. “I was surprised you wanted to do that.”
“Hey, leave me alone,” he said with an air of self-righteous defensiveness. “I’m doing a craft.”
You sure did, babe! Not everyone has the tenacity to stick with a project like that. Well done! Em loves her Cinderella jack-o-lantern!