“We are always the same age inside. ”
― Gertrude Stein

The other day my kids asked my wife and I to get some pumpkins to carve for Halloween. In years past we didn’t do this because we always drove out of the city on Halloween to visit my sister and her kids to bring our kids trick-or-treating in her neighborhood.

We decided this year we’d be staying at home to hand out candy and trick-or-treat in our own neighborhood. Consequently, we needed to get some pumpkins and get them carved up asap. I had’t actually carved a pumpkin in over 20 years, but my recollection was that I was the champion pumpkin carver in my family growing up and that it’s a breeze.

My kids all drew the design they wanted on their pumpkin and I was tasked with doing the actual carving. After a solid 90 minutes of standing, bending over, and leaning I was done…and I could hardly move my back. #IibuprofenTime. I never remembered having any back issues carving pumpkins when I was young. I guess it’s another one of the wonderful surprises of getting older. Above is the picture with my finished pumpkins. Do I still have mad pumpkin carving skills? Not quite so sure anymore LOL.

Feel free to post your pumpkin pix on our Facebook page! I’d love to see how yours turn out.

Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween this year!

– TJ

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