In my experience, you should never carve pumpkins with children under the age of 3. Every time I’ve attempted it, someone has ended up in tears.
So Sunday while Rose was napping, Lily and I sneaked off and carved a pumpkin without her. I gave Lily the job of separating the seeds from the pumpkin goop. Lily claimed my job was the fill the pumpkin with air because pumpkins like to have air in them when they are carved… ok then.
The whole time she picked through the goop, she kept saying “Arrr, I’m a pirate. I have to find all my treasure!” The pumpkin seeds were the treasure, apparently. “I have to dig and dig and dig through all the goop to find all the treasure!” Every time she found a seed, she’d talk about how she found more treasure. I have to agree– once pumpkin seeds are toasted, they really are treasures.
Later she drew a chalk pirate who liked to dig through goop for pumpkin seed treasure.
I knew pirates were a dirty lot, but I had no idea they had anything to do with pumpkins.