I remember when I was little on Halloween night, my father coming home from work a little bit earlier than usual and diligently carving a jack o’lantern for us.
He would work very hard and he would set aside all of the pulp and the pumpkin seeds so that my mother could toast them for later.
When he was done we would turn off the lights and marvel at how amazing and cool our pumpkin looked.
We would then go trick or treating with an old pillowcase and that was the extent of it.
We were thrilled.
Nowadays (like everything else) Halloween has turned into something that we can agonize over.
My Dad’s jack o’lantern would never live up to today’s standards.
Imagine pinning a picture of that on Pinterest??
A regular old Jack O’Lantern with triangle eyes and nose?
That’s for amateurs….
Today’s pumpkin designers have many different ways to show off their skills….
Of course there’s the obligatory moustache pumpkin…
If you have actually experienced a moustache you would know that there is truly nothing cute or cool about it…..
Then of course since we let our children have pacifiers until they are 6, we might as well give them to our pumpkins as well….
I realized today as I walked down the Target aisles and was on Pinterest…Halloween is the new competition sport for moms.
Today’s pumpkins have become the latest tool in a mother’s race to show off how crafty and superior she is.
And if that doesn’t take up enough time out of your day, you can start on your next project that will only require you to handpaint ten pumpkins….
Once you have taken care of the outside pumpkins you can move indoors where you can design fancy indoor pumpkins that will take everyone’s breath away…
When you are done decorating all of your pumpkins, maybe then you can focus what little time and energy you have left to other Halloween festivities….like making your own candy corn!
I have said it many times and I will say it again.
Who the fuck has this kind of time?
I have tried to imagine how I would feel if I had endless time on my hands with nothing to do.
Would I actually want to make weird pumpkins and homemade candy corn??
Maybe someday it will happen.
Maybe someday Mr. Gaga will come home after a long day’s work and walk in the door and see lots of ornate pumpkins and Halloween decor.
Hanging from the door frame right at eye level when he enters the house will be….
There’s nothing left to say, except that this tampon ghost is definitely by far the scariest Halloween decoration I could ever imagine.
What is this world coming to??
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