Sunday: Unload freshly picked pumpkins from car. Place them on the front steps until the great day of pumpkin decorating comes.
Tuesday: Stand outside and stare at pumpkins. Channel the DIY craft overlords and wait for guiding light. When inspiration does not strikes, feel overcome by feelings of inadequacy and shortcoming. Drink a few hard apple ciders with hope that festive refreshments will kick-start creative pumpkin visions in high gear.
Thursday: Weigh decorating options. If I can’t trust Avelyn with plastic kid scissors I probably shouldn’t hand her a carving knife.
Search pinterest for “pumpkin decorating paint”. Find a few great ideas that three year old can accomplish. Write down list of supplies needed.
Friday: Pick up supplies on lunch break with a few things for work.
Saturday: Head to out car to get to get supplies, realize I accidentally brought them into work with office supplies.
Monday: Bring pumpkin supplies home.
Thursday: Set up everything needed for pumpkin decorating. Go to dress Avelyn in play clothes-she refuses to wear anything but her swimsuit top and expensive church dress. Abandon mission.
Sunday: Harrison gets fever and will not sleep long enough for me to take Avelyn outside to paint pumpkins.
Three weeks later: Convince myself that plain orange pumpkins are a very classic understated look.