In years past, I would have already had a couple of jack-o-lanterns ready to go for the big holiday this weekend. But not this year. I've looked at pumpkins but haven't taken the plunge yet. I'm not sure what I'm waiting for, it's not like they are going to go "bad" in the next couple of days.
Maybe I'm procrastinating because I know that when I do buy a gourd, I will have to fight Skaterboy's repeated attempts to plead his way into using a chainsaw on the pumpkin. No, he doesn't have Freddie Krueger tendencies. One of my good friends, B started hosting a party years ago mixing power tools, pumpkins and alcohol. It was always good fun and no one ever lost a limb or suffered any mortal wounds. B couldn't host the party this year and I don't think anyone else is brave enough to take on the mess that results from hoards of people using drills, saws and other assorted power tools to create the best jack-o-lanterns ever.
Maybe I will relent and let Skaterboy use a power tool - in the back yard!