The Best Pumpkin Carving…….

…Is the pumpkin carving where my only role is as the photographer.

I admitted to being a Halloween Dead-Beat Mom last week.  

I give you further proof in pictures and words:

I don’t like carving pumpkins.  And never really have.

Good thing my husband doesn’t mind because we had A LOT of pumpkins!

(Somehow I only got a photo of 3 of the 6 carved pumpkins.)
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  1. 1

    Don't worry…you are not alone. I do not like to carve them either…too messy in my opinion! Great carving, though, by your hubby!

  2. 2
    Scary Mommy says:

    I never carve our pumpkins– it just seems like so much work! And, your boys are so cute. All of them!

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    scrappysue says:

    they're so orange!!! we only had one halloween while we lived in the states and my hubs really enjoyed the whole carving thing! more than the kids i think!

  4. 4

    I'm right up there with you on the dead beat halloween mom. I do not like Halloween at all! Some of our kids painted pumpkins instead of carving. The painting works better for the little ones.

  5. 5

    Pumpkin carving is really a Daddy thing in our house too.

  6. 6

    Carving duties are my department and I LOVE IT! I have been carving pumpkins since I was a kid, did them as an adult before I had kids.

    I love that you referred to yourself as a deadbeat. 🙂

    Happy PSF!

  7. 7

    Looks good man.

  8. 8

    I love how Jeff finished by himself! lol And it still warms my heart to have been able to hang with you both, even briefly!

    Oh, and I was a lame-o halloween mom too. By the time I got around to trying to find some pumpkins they were long gone!! lol

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    Swirl Girl says:

    All those little hands with knives and instruments of torture??? You are a brave one!!

  10. 10

    Lucky you! I'm the carver in the family and have my jack-o-lantern in my PSF as well!

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    parentingBYdummies says:

    As my pumpkin carving hatred and my lack of free time combined this year we all decided together (aka we coaxed the kids into believing) that instead of jack-o-lanterns this year they wanted a pumpkin patch. Meaning we stacked all of the uncarved pumpkins around our fake scarecrow and called it a day! I really need to throw them away already b/c every time we come in that door #2 asks me when we are gonna carve them. How about never, kiddo!

  12. 12

    Pumpkin craving is a man's job….heehee sounds so 1950's. I alway hated doing it. Your pumpkins turned out very cool!

  13. 13

    6 pumpkins…wow! That is a lot of carving. I'm totally not a carver either. I prefer to sit around and drink hot chocolate observing the work!

  14. 14

    I don't like carving either. Way too nasty.

  15. 15

    That looks like great fun!

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    Sherri @ Luv a Bargain says:

    Whew…I'm so glad I'm not alone. I turned it over to Dad this year and made my son (14) do his own (even the yucky stuff). I took the pictures and got the candles.

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    Erin, Nick and Merrick says:


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    Uhhhh, we didn't even CARVE pumpkins this year. We painted some at the first of the month and then I used that as my excuse for not carving more later. I am SUCH a lame Halloween mom.

    Your pumpkins turned out great!!

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    Pumpkins are smelly inside. I leave the cleaning to my wife, and I take the pictures. She's a good woman.

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    Carrie and Troy Keiser says:

    Gotta love it when dad is willing to do the dirty, er, slimy work!

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    ParentingPink says:

    Great job carving all of those pumpkins! My husband usually helps our daughters carve them 🙂

  22. 22

    Ick. I think carving pumpkins is a giant pain in the ass and just gross. But, hubby and the kids did a great job!

    Justine 😮 )

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    !!The Obnoxious SAHM!! says:

    you know I haven't carved a pumpkin in EONS! I did it once and it was too messy, i just didn't have the heart to try again.

    but Kudos to you! Looks great!

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    girlytwins says:

    I dislike carving pumpkins. Such a mess and the gooey seeds inside just gross me out. I hope dear hubby takes on this role. This year we used Mr. Potato Head-ish things to make faces. LOL

  25. 25

    I'm so confuse to decide which one is the best. they are all great!

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    The imPerfect Housewife says:

    OH honey, thank you for admitting that you don't like to carve the pumpkins!!!! I don't either and I always hated to admit it. I was lucky like you though and had a husband who DID – whew! Have a great weekend ~ ♥

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    Mark and Kiss says:

    Cute pumpkins!!! (meaning jack-o-lanterns and children). I know I have said this before, but your children are so beautiful!!! I can say that about the boys too because they are still young, love every picture I see of them.

  28. 28

    did you see any carved pumpkins on my long list of halloweenish! me too I still have an uncarved pumpkin on porch. I love pumpin seeds but I always procrastinate the carving
    check out what my sisnlaw did to carve her pumpkins
    they used a drill….how much easier/fun is that??

  29. 29

    I love it! I am also a pumpkin carving supervisor not carver. I hate it even though the kids love doing it and I love the final results.

  30. 30

    I was reminded this year that carving pumpkins is much harder than I remember. Yet I love the end result.