pumpkin dramaPosted: October 25, 2013
It started off fairly well, I gave the mixture the Misaki lick test to make sure it was up to scratch.
And then it was time to paint. Mummy had trouble finding the right colour, so ended up with an orange glitter paint. Two problems: it was thin and obviously glittery lol
While mummy was at work, daddy decided to step in. Now I should point out that daddy is the type of person that never finishes any DIY projects (and never starts them if he can help it). So she was pretty gobsmacked (and slightly annoyed) that he decided to paint our pumpkin white.
He thought it might make the paint show up more. But it didn’t. In fact the glitter paint wouldn’t stick to daddy’s base coat at all! The weight of the paint also made the face droop a bit. Mummy was even more annoyed. Things were tense in chez Misaki for a while there.
The next day Mummy went out in her lunch hour to buy some different orange paint which was a tricky mission. She eventually found some spray paint in a small hardware shop and phoned daddy to let him know. Daddy decided that wasn’t going to work, so went to a local DIY shop to buy actual paint and when leaving the shop managed to back into another car! He, of course, blamed the pumpkin for this. Mummy reminded him that neither she or our pumpkin had asked for his help and had he not poked his nose in he wouldn’t have been in that carpark in the first place. I was getting worried, was I about to become the dog of a broken home?? Were the divorce papers going to say irreconcilable differences over a paper mache pumpkin??
But with a few soothing licks from moi, I managed to resolve the pumpkin crisis. Daddy returned his paint, and mummy got busy with the spray paint.
I just hope we get a chance to put it out for halloween. We’ve heard on the news that we’re expecting bad storms next week, which means Mr pumpkinhead might get swept away like Dorothy’s house!
Have you made or carved a pumpkin this year?