Did you know the pumpkin guts are really, really, slippery and sticky? I now do ….
Halloween morning I received an SOS text from my mom, bring the kids over and carve pumpkins for tonight. I immediately thought about this equation:
Triplets + Cori + Pumpkins + Pumpkin Guts + Knives = BAD IDEA + BIG MESS
That only means one thing one big old MESS.
I tried to get out it, and throw my sisters under the bus of hopes that they would jump in and carve. No such luck. If the pumpkins were going to be carved they were being carved by Cori & the triplets.
I may have been less then thrilled about the pending disaster, but the kids were excited and couldn’t wait to go! So off we went…
I did everything I could to try to keep the mess down to a minimum. Laid out newspaper all over the floor, gave them garbage bags, spoons and begged them to STAY ON THE NEWSPAPER …. and if you must go off the newspaper STAY OFF THE CARPET! Luckily, under the newspaper was hardwood floor. Not the end of the world, but at the same time I didn’t want to have to mop the floor.
Instead of using the garbage, they just through the pumpkin guts on the floor – where it sat.
Shockingly! The longer the guts sit, the more likely they are to leak through the newspaper …. even like 5 sheets of newspaper! Luckily all the guts stayed mostly within the newspaper boundaries, but there were some flyaway seeds that I found all over the carpet in the family room.
Can’t figure out how the seeds ended up on the carpet …. the kids must have been flinging the guts and seeds as they emptied their pumpkins.
After getting all the guts picked up, newspaper dumped in the garbage and seeds removed from the carpeting, did I realize pumpkin guts are slippery and sticky.
I then spent the next half-hour with the Clorox wipes [yep, not below me to do a Clorox shout out!] trying to get the floor not slipper or sticky! Kids thought it was funny. Me not so much, because I was the one on my hands and knees!
In the end, the pumpkins got carved. Looked good. Little mess was made and most importantly no one got hurt (that includes myself!). It’s always a good day for us when we can do an activity without injuring ourselves!!
Stay tuned, maybe tomorrow, for Halloween pictures! I also have a bunch more miscellaneous pictures and posts that need to go up. If only there was more time in the day …
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