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How To Carve A Pumpkin and Get No Help From Teenagers

At his time every year, I keep thinking that Brian will help finish the pumpkin we start together, but as usual, it goes something like this:

  • Excitement 
  • Knives
  • More excitement
  • Felt pen on pumpkin
  • Laughter
  • Carving
  • Scooping and mess
  • Brian disappears
  • Washing up mess
  • Still … no Brian
  • Time to light the candle
  • Brian magically appears

“Wow Mom, WE did a great pumpkin!  Here, let me light it”


“Yeah, it looks cool … huh?”

Until next time –


Catherine, the redhead blogger


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About Catherine, the redhead mom blogger

Catherine’s hopes to make this blog a safe place for thyroid sufferers to come laugh and share the funnier side of thyroid disease while raising awareness around the world. She is a published author, known for her humorous speeches on finding your dream life and blogging for fun and profit. Catherine writes about her dream life at, 8 Women Dream and several online marketing publications. She would also like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations. Catherine posts on M/W/F. Join me on Google+ rapieress@aol.com

12 Responses to How To Carve A Pumpkin and Get No Help From Teenagers

  1. Twisted Cinderella October 27, 2008 at 8:38 pm #

    LOL he makes sure he is there for the fun parts and to take credit huh?

  2. Trish November 3, 2008 at 4:29 am #

    thats my boy – too …not about pumpkins but other stuff .

  3. Mike November 3, 2008 at 11:36 pm #

    Get busy with more stories, it’s slow at work and I demand to be entertained!!!
    Your Brother

  4. Mother Theresa November 11, 2008 at 10:05 am #

    Yeah, that’s sounds about right. Over here it’s usually multiplied by three, one pumpkin for each kid, but this year I, I mean we only did one. :)

  5. Our Food Recipes November 12, 2008 at 1:29 pm #

    Hi..you have a great blog. Just added and faved you. Hope you can join Our Food Recipes. Thank you

  6. BobG November 19, 2008 at 6:00 pm #

    Everything ok in your neck of the woods, Catherine?

  7. Dad S November 25, 2008 at 12:11 am #

    Very funny Blog!

    I have started a new blog focused on the funny and often thought provoking things kids say using their own set of “logic” and thought.

    It is called http://www.logicalkid.com.

    Now I know your son is not really a “kid” anymore but he probably still has some funny sayings – both from the past and today!

    So – I am reaching out to blogs like yours and inviting you to share some of your own fun stories where kids say and express themselves.

    I will, of course, link back to your blog.

    To submit – just comment on any post or send me an email to

    Thanks and I hope to hear from you!

    Dad S

    ps – I voted for you in the Blogger Choice Awards!

  8. Catherine January 11, 2009 at 4:36 am #

    I have been a very bad blogger by not thanking you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Happy New Year and thank you for visiting the redhead in 2008.

  9. Catherine January 11, 2009 at 4:38 am #

    Thank you for coming by Mother Theresa … I am afraid I have been a bad blogger in not replying sooner…

  10. Catherine January 11, 2009 at 4:40 am #

    You mean how we called all fish “sea chicken” to get Brian to try it…? Thank you for your vote and comment. I have been a bit distracted from writing, but am back and I want to thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog and invite me to participate on yours.

  11. Catherine January 11, 2009 at 4:41 am #

    Thank you … thank you for your comment … God, recipes … you mean real cooking verses grilled cheese?

  12. Catherine January 11, 2009 at 4:43 am #

    Like today, he helped me trim the garden and then when i started dumping the cuttings into the garbage bin … he disappeared.

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