Each year, my kids start talking about Halloween in July. I, on the other hand, refuse to entertain discussion of All Hallow’s Eve until the first of October.
In one of my recent CSA shares, I got a very lovely squash. For the short term, I had put it on the table in the front hall, next to a small pumpkin. I needed time to figure out how I was going to serve it and have the kids actually eat it.
Well, Bubba determined that the squash required relocation, as did the pumpkin. The pumpkin now sitting atop a bench on the porch with a sharpie-drawn jack-o-lantern face. The Butternut suffered a slightly different fate…
In my powder room I have a little side table. It holds reading material, extra TP, etc. (but no one has yet left a nickel!) The squash was relocated by the boy and I found it that evening.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
This is no jack o’ lantern face. It is actually a picture of a gourd. Sitting on a toilet, natch. It is technically a one-eyed gourd monster, the artist tells me.
And it has taken up residence in my downstairs bathroom for the Halloween season.