Ah, we are down to the wire with Halloween. Time to start carving the pumpkins, getting out the candy, and putting up decorations that the hoodlums can't steal!
The Great Pumpkin gave to me:
One preschooler (I guess Jack is a preschooler now, right? He is hardly a toddler anymore.) that declared pumpkin guts to be "cheese" and then spent a good hour playing in them. Last year
he said that "they smelled." (Look at how babyish he looked last year!)
I've gotten the HUGE white pumpkin hollowed out, only 12 more to go, lol. Those guts are going on the compost heap, maybe next year we will actually get a pumpkin, unlike this year
where they all died.
One mega creepy old mannequin hand.
This thing was in that pink bushel basket I bought over the summer. I was going to toss it, but thought better of it. It resides in my Halloween cabinet of curiosities* at the moment, but man does it give me the creeps. The fingernails on this thing are the worst.
A fun two faced Halloween flashlight. I actually prefer the trick face...
to the treat face.
A gooey eyeball in an old eye wash glass.
I picked up the eye wash glass at a yard sale for a dime. When I saw it the biologist in me went "Hey, way cool!" and I bought it having no clue what to use it for. Turns out it is also great for the cabinet of curiosities. (As a small side note, I rarely ever feel like a "biologist" anymore. It's a little weird that that part of me is fading.)
*I use my china cabinet for holiday displays. It keeps all the little things grouped together, dust free and out of reach of kid fingers. I don't know why I didn't think of before Jack was born though, because it makes for really cool holiday displays. There is an interesting wikipedia article on cabinet of curiosities
, in case you are curious.
P.S. Ya'll are making me nervous about the Halloween costume. What if it sucks? :-)