We've either hit an all-time low in regards to parent laziness OR just stumbled upon sheer brilliance...Introducing Scary the Pumpkin, our jack-o-lantern that was pre-carved at the grocery store. Although I struggled a bit with this concept, Sojo fell in love with "Scary" and wanted to bring him home. Needless to say, I didn't struggle for long and they did a much better job than we could have taking out the pumpkin guts. And just to redeem ourselves a bit, we will carve a watermelon (much easier to carve than the super hard pumpkins found overseas) tomorrow.
Sojo is smitten with Scary, though. So smitten that she sat and petted him for a long time and wanted to bring him on a playdate. We vetoed that idea but definitely invited him for stories on the bench--all about pumpkins of course.