Thursday, October 20, 2011
Butchering Some Pumpkins
Every once in a great while, Danger Boy and Kid Catastrophe encounter a foe so deadly, so dangerous, so maleficent, that they must be armed, with KNIVES! to defeat them. We are, of course, talking about the ritual pumpkin butchering. It must be done every year to put down the evil hordes of blood thirsty pumpkins that roam the land. Obviously, the people of the great state of Illinois must rely on the brave, such as Danger Boy and Kid Catastrophe to fight back the ever present fall surge (fun fact: According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, 95% of the U.S. crop (of pumpkins) intended for processing is grown in Illinois.)
First, the pumpkins must have the tops of their heads sawed off, so we can scoop out their innards! Tedious work it is, to make sure the slimy goo is removed thoroughly. Seeds also must be taken out, lest even more pumpkins come back next year!
Danger Boy showed his skill and bravery by wielding the knife for the longest. Kid Catastrophe did her best, but had to rely heavily on Paranoid Dad for help. Incidentally, Paranoid Dad had never participated in a carving up of some pumpkins! This was a fun first for him. He did seem especially paranoid about the Dynamic Duo wielding their pointy weapons though.
Look at their evil faces even after they have been repeatedly stabbed! Is this not proof that they are a most irksome foe? They are lit with fire from within, repeatedly, to make sure they stay good and dead.
Kid Catastrophe chose a cat face, while Danger Boy chose Jack the Pumpkin king for his pumpkin (Tired Mom got to draw the outlines on the pumpkins as her part in the slaughter)
The end result was most satisfying for all who participated ;)