Not too long ago I posted about two gold nugget squash (mini pumpkins) that I bought for Mini and Oldest. Mini saw them in the store and wanted one, so I bought one for both boys. They set on the edge of my counter for a good week or so before Hubby finally took them down and put faces on them.
One pumpkin had a happy face, the other a sad face. No biggie there. Mini seemed to have doubts about that sad face pumpkin though. He would always shy away from it, and give it wary looks. There was nothing actually scary about the thing, so I guess it's just that he's not used to seeing the whole sad face motif.
Anyway, I'm cooking supper last night, and Mini (who has learned to scoot a chair across the dining room to the bar), pulls up a seat and stands on the chair to watch what I'm doing. Well, the pumpkins are right there, too. So after some hesitation, he begins to play with the pumpkins, and telling me, "Look, Mimi, puh'kins."
He takes the sad pumpkin finally, and sets it on top of this cup - sort of like a head on a stick. I warned him he was getting a bit rough with it (he kept dropping it on the floor). I told him as simply as possible, "not a ball", but he kept on with it. I shrugged it off because my parents decided to call me at that very moment, and I'm also trying to clear off the bar so I could pull the casserole out of the oven.
The minute I turn my back, I hear a squeak. Mini has fumbled the sad pumpkin across the bar. It wobbles, and reaches the edge. I can't turn fast enough to catch it. I see the little sad face a split second before the baby pumpkin falls off the bar, hits the floor and breaks like a raw egg. *splat* :P
OMFG. The chaos that ensued.
My mom started to panic. "What's going on over there?" She could hear Mini howling and little else.
"It's broken," Mini kept shouting up at me, and there are these GREAT BIG TEARS rolling down his face. *_* Of course, he looks at me like I broke the pumpkin. Isn't that just the way? *sigh*
Thank goodness for Crazy Glue. Yes. I glued that damn pumpkin back together, and it's now officially off limits. But Mini is happy for the time being. His puh'kin now just has a "boo boo". Good grief, I can only imagine the chaos when I go to toss these things after the holidays!
On another note...
Thirteen Things I like about Halloween
1.) The "anything goes" dress code.
2.) Candy corn
3.) Popcorn balls
4.) Fresh fudge
5.) FREE Candy!!
6.) Pumpkin cookies
7.) Every cool movie in history airs on TV
8.) FREE Chocolate!!
9.) Caramel and candy apples
11.) Seeing the neighbor's yard covered in (fake) gravestones
12.) The practical jokes - watching someone get the wits scared out of them
13.) The time to reflect on family, the past, and tradition.
And there you have it, my T13. Happy day, everyone! ^_^