My favourite thing about Halloween is pumpkin carving. And costumes. And candy. And the movie ‘the nightmare before christmas’, and hocus pocus too. But mostly the pumpkin carving. In our family, it’s kind of the thing.
My office changed from having an office costume contest this year, to having an office pumpkin decorating contest. My initial response was, yes, finally, I shall triumph over all! with maybe a bit of evil laughter. I don’t often meet people who meet my level of pumpkin carvery.
However, my office then clarified that, for insurance purposes, inviting us to come to the cafeteria and handing out knives and gourds would be a no-go. But you’re welcome to come join us in the cafeteria for some pumpkin decorating! We’ve got pompoms and furry wire things and glitter and paint! Yay!
And I was just like, “no carving? What does that even mean? Why won’t you give me a knife?”
FYI, painted on eyebrows are fun. Trust me, it doesn’t matter what face you make to go with them, it really works.
I’m an ARTISTE, I don’t decorate pumpkins. Look at my face! Look at it! And costumes aren’t even the most important part of Halloween for me. PUMPKINS are!
I considered just carving my competition pumpkin at home (I will stand by my convictions!), but decided I’d play by their rules. It might have been a decision impacted by the fact that the ‘decorating’ party included a couple cauldrons of candy. I might be an addict.
And on the morning of halloween, I woke up inspired not to paint my face, but to go for something easier and somewhat more work appropriate.
Happy Halloween, I hope it’s full of spooks and ghouls and frightful things! And candy.