Last month, the youngest one was given a pumpkin in a neighborhood we were investigating as a possible future residence. It was the perfect size for him, as his fingers would almost touch when he holds it. He fell in love. He carried the 'punkin' every where we went all weekend long.
The punkin watched TV with him.
The punkin ate dinner with him.
The punkin rode in the car with him.
The punkin sat next to him at the movies.
The punkin even slept with him and 'duck-duck' each night.
Needless to say, there was no way we were carving it. I put it on the porch so it could 'enjoy the sunshine' and he seemed happy with punkin's new home. Occasionally, punkin has had to come inside for a visit, but mostly he has stayed out front. Currently, punkin is in the back of my car but I think the big one had something to do with that.
I thought we had passed the 'punkin stage' but today we turned over a whole new leaf on the fruit catagory...
Apple is sleeping with him now.