The magic is lost from our era, people. Go to a pot luck and the table is likely to be populated by frozen savory treats from the grocery store.
Bring a dessert? Oh, here’s one I got at the bakery.
Halloween costumes hand made? When I can get a Transformers costume for $6 at Costco? Not likely.
This year, I forgot to Google up a jack-o-lantern template. So I went old school with triangles and squares and then inspiration hit me: have Zacharie draw on the pumpkin what he wanted carved.
What resulted is, easily, the best pumpkin carving template.
I was having him describe how he wanted it done and then inspiration hit me – I just had my son draw on the pumpkin with crayons and I cut it out.
One of the teeth was a little too close, so I chopped it off, but that’s still my son’s handiwork on our jack-o-lantern this year.
Sure, with the internet you can pursue a Pinterest perfect pumpkin, but there’s nothing like the authentic imperfection of a child’s drawing.