Pumpkin Carving Bribery


Daddy was out of town today and I was trying to decide how to entertain the kids. We had a full morning, but while we were out I had the kids pick out a pumpkin. I told them to get just 1, luckily they all were happy with the same one.

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Once we were home I told them that if they cleaned the house (which is their typical Saturday chore anyway) they could carve the pumpkin.  I admit, this was bribery – and I’m not above that. They are supposed to do it anyway, this just helped it happen quickly with little to no complaints.

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I love Ethan’s face in this one. Ew!

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This year, unlike others, they were all into getting the guts out of the pumpkin. And they actually did a pretty good job of it.

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Once the guts were out Isabella said she had heard about people eating the seeds. Thinking she wouldn’t want to actually do it, I told her if she went through the guts and pulled out the seeds she could eat them. She wanted to eat them right away, luckily I stopped her and promised to roast them for her later. I’m not sure the seed straight out of the pumpkin would have tasted so good.

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Truth be told, I actually carved the pumpkin (they drew out what they wanted, I just don’t trust them with the knife yet).

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Happy Halloween from my little MONSTERS.

(Aren’t they scary?)



  1. Barbara · October 22, 2011

    I love the look on Ethan’s face when Bella is holding up the lid! So fun 🙂

  2. Kalani · October 22, 2011

    Super cute! Love the pictures!!

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