How We Decorate Pumpkins

They’re not Pinterest-worthy, but that’s kinda the point.

Close up of half carved pumpkin with a crooked purple bow and splattered red and black paint all over it.
Author’s Photo of “Pumpcasso”

This year, I had a pumpkin decoration plan. We’d paint a few early, then carve the rest on Halloween.

Silly me. Anytime I try to dictate my kids’ creativity, it backfires.

They wanted to stab their pumpkins, dig their hands in squishy guts, and slather their wounded gourds…

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Adrienne Parkhurst

Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.