Angry Vomiting Pumpkin!

We did it! We did it! We carved a vomiting pumpkin and put it out on our doorstep. I've wanted to do it for the last 3 years at least but never got around to it. I really don't know why because it's the easiest pumpkin to carve. Ever.


Hmm! Wait a minute! I do know why! The Hallowe'en Grinch never let us. It's way too messy. Who will clean it up? It will rot and attract pests. And so on. Well, that's why the plastic under the pumpkin. It will be easy to clean up: pick up the plastic and throw the vomit away. And, don't fret, the plastic will not go to the landfill. It will be cleaned and re-used.


It wasn't as cold as last year when we trick-or-treated against my better judgement in blustery weather and temperatures as low as 27F. It was in the low 40s and 39F when we came in. It was warm! Especially compared to the morning when we woke up to a dusting of snow! Snow in the yard, snow on the roofs and snow on the cars! I was really dreading going out this evening but it all turned out just fine.

Medha's costume was a huge hit. There was another shower in the school parade but he had a real circular shower rod with a real showerhead screwed in with real joints. If you tried to look in to see who it was, he'd shout: Hey! No peeking! Medha on the other hand scrubbed herself in full public view!

Medha's day was made on our way home from trick-or-treating. A car coming down the street slowed down as it approached us and I thought it was headed into the driveway we were just shy of. I pulled her close even though it is a safe neighborhood, and then noticed that the car had lights on the top. It was a police car and it stopped right next to us. The policeman turned on a red light inside his car, poked his head out and said: That is such a great costume. I had to stop to give you some candy! Medha is on cloud nine. According to her, she was recognized by a policeman! Imagine that!

17 comments:

Anita said...

This is so good - even I want to do it! And these days, we do get small, fully ripe (meaning orange on the outside) pumpkins at the market! I love it!

You guys had a great time - watch that candy, now!

Reena said...

In the Pumpkin carving party of our area, the puking pumpkin got 1st prize. It was carved by a 11 year old boy. The worst pumpkin prize was won by his mom :)):)). I was the judge.

Love Medhaa's costume.

Nabeela said...

lol....I would be on cloud nine too if a cop stopped to compliment me :D

Rachna said...

heeee so cute... that pumpkin looks angry in the first pic and then tired in the next one :)

Sia said...

medha's costume is super cool :) no wonder it was a gr8 hit. and puking pumpkin is too good.

Rajitha said...

ah! stopped by cops who wants to give candy...nice! and that pumpkin is gross...got the right effect manisha..

Asha said...

HeHe!! So scawwy and disgusting!!

Swaroopa said...

it looks gross!! hope u got the right kind of compliment for the pic..

Manasi said...

Aaarrrgghh!! puking pumpkin!! just right for halloween though!!
Way to go Medha!! I'd be dancing too if someone (specially a cop) stopped to compliment me an dgive candy!!!

MarysMom said...

Homemade costumes are the best. Obviously, Medha had a blast making it AND strutting around in it. Did you get a lot of candy?

musical said...

Wow! that is some halloween pumpkin carving :-D. Very appropriate ;). And Medha's costume did indeed deserve all the attention! it was great!

Glad that you guys had loads of fun!

Rina said...

Thats a cool creation.

RP said...

:)
Lovely pumpkin. And did you light it up at night?

What a coincidence, we got our first candy from a policeman too. He was just making sure the trick-or-treaters were safe, and we thought it was so nice of him to give us candies.

Manisha said...

Anita, don't waste that gorgeous pumpkin! I will have a recipe for you either over the weekend or by early next week.

Reena, only one thing can be said: you have excellent taste!

Nabeela andManasi, seriously! You two need to dress up for next Hallowe'en then!

Rachna, thanks for noticing! The angle makes all the difference!

Marysmom, far too much candy. I am going to give it away soon.

RP, yes! We put a tealight inside and he looked really spooky! My hands were far too shaky from the cold so the pictures aren't that great. :-(

Sia, Rajitha, Asha, Swaroopa, Muy and Rina, thanks! We had fun! The eyes could have been made to show more distress but we were working under pressure here! We had barely any time in which to do this and put it out before the first tricksters arrived!

Kribha said...

Nice idea and cool pics.

meeso said...

:)) That's a great idea!

Purnima said...

Manisha, just came across this lovely site, ignore it if you are aware.
http://familyfun.go.com/
Has a few halloween costumes/carvings etc just in case you need. :) Have a great OKTOBER!