Disclaimer – Pumpkins were harmed in the making of this post. SORRY!
Disclaimer 2 – We are not pumpkin haters.
We don’t even remember when this tradition started, or how, but we are pumpkin smashers.
Is there a support group for that?
Either after the Thanksgiving meal, or on Black Friday, we ring in the “Goodbye fall, hello Christmas!” by smashing pumpkins.
Hmmmm….is that how the group got their name?
Anyways, we gather up what’s left of our pumpkins, except the time someone stole all of our pumpkins from our porch and there were none to be found at the store, and jump in the car.
Every kid MUST have a pumpkin (or more!!!).
Now in Arizona, we went out to the desert cause, well there was desert EVERYWHERE. In Oregon, we are still trying to find the perfect spot.
Basically, we find an area that has some light but out of the way.
Here we go….
Dad takes off, windows are down, and out they go.
Oh, they didn’t break? BONUS. You get to do it again.
We go until they are pretty well disintegrated, and then get out and toss them some more.
Child “You mean I can smash this into a million pieces and you are not mad?”
We pick up the pieces and dispose of as best we can. There are seeds left behind for the birdies and wildlife.
Year after year, we have loved our pumpkin smashing tradition.
WARNING -If you are with us at Thanksgiving, be prepared for SMASHING PUMPKINS!
Do you have a “Goodbye fall, hello Christmas” tradition?
Final Disclaimer – We try very hard to be respectful, not only where we do this, but how. Use your best judgment when smashing your pumpkins please.
#salvagemoments (This post is to assist in salvaging moments for your best life!)
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