Sometimes we forget the fun we used to have. Fortunately, we have our children to remind us.
My adult daughter recently mentioned that we should have a mom-daughter bonding time. She suggested carving pumpkins.
"Really?" I asked. "More than one?"
"Three," she announced. "We need at least three."
So I picked up a couple of small ones on my way home tonight. We already had a larger one ready to go.
This evening we began. Three pumpkins, cut open and cleaned out. Now what?
The realistic box was entirely my clever daughter's doing.
Since we were getting tired, we decided to punch a few holes to create swiss cheese and fill the final pumpkin with vermin. Here's the result.
It's amazing how these simple creative and fun things can give us such joy. Unfortunately, we lose a lot of the lust for life and energy to want to do things as we get older. Why is that?