The boys were thrilled to get out the pumpkin carving kit and choose what kind of design they wanted! However, the excitement was notably less for the work of removing the seeds and goo from within the pumpkin. These same boys who play in sand, mud, floam, play dough, and other goo declared that they didn't want to touch the pumpkin guts! "Ew. It's gross!" they asserted. Even John left the seed removal to me; he was waiting to do the cutting. (Reminder: "we" means "you".)
After "we" removed the seeds and set them aside for later roasting, John set to work on the big pumpkin.
And I began work on Nathan's pumpkin with his choice of happy face. I threw the teeth in there free of charge.
Our young supervisors asked us many questions during this time all the while making certain the pumpkins were carved according to their standards.
After we completed the pumpkin transformation, we searched the house for candles so that we could appreciate fully the finished product.