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!