Friday, November 2, 2012

Letting Go: Halloween

If you're new to this series, you can read here about how my journey of Letting Go began.

After a week of fever and puking, I had neither the time nor the energy to monitor pumpkin carving, so I handed them a jar of Sharpies and let them have at it.  And no, I didn't feel guilty about skipping the carving.  My 9 year old complained at first, but in the end she commented on how much fun she had.

Sheldon fans will notice my favorite part, "Soft Kitty."  I thought I got the whole thing in the shot, but the beginning is chopped off.  Eh.  Letting it go.  

My witch preferred her new tights to candy.
And so begins my life with a tween.

1 comment:

  1. I have let go of pumpkins entirely. I used to think *all* the holiday stuff had to be family events, but I really don't want anything to do with carving pumpkins. Truth be told, my husband hates scooping out the innards, too, but at some point I just handed the whole thing over to him, and he does it. I go with them to pick out pumpkins (usually), but then he helps the kids sketch out their faces and he scoops and carves, and I have no part in it. And truly, considering how many Holiday Things fall under my purview, it seems totally reasonable that I get to say this ONE THING is his responsibility.

    I think the Sharpie pumpkins look great!


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