Halloween is right around the corner. Spooky-time has been in full flow for awhile, though. Candy is on-sale. The good kind. The large bags. Costumes, skeletons, cauldrons, and candles line shelves. Orange and black envelopes storefronts.
But not everyone wins.
The pumpkins are the real losers.
Sure, some of them get to look all festive and awesome. With faces or intricate designs.
But others, well…they’re cannon fodder.
So take a moment while you enjoy the sites, smells, and tastes of autumn to really think about whether or not that pumpkin spice latte was truly worth it.
And then visit an apple orchard for some hot spiced cider instead because, honestly, that’s the bee’s knees. And keeps pumpkins happy. And a happy pumpkin is a better jack o’lantern. Trust me. I’ve asked around.
At the pumpkin patch.
I’ve asked pumpkins.
I talk to them at the grocery store.
Don’t look at me like that. It isn’t that weird. How do you know if they’re the right one to take home? You can’t just take any old pumpkin.
You can’t tell me you haven’t had a moment as you gaze across the grocery store produce section and your eyes meet a bunch of bananas and you know they’re the ones for you.
Well, then you’re just shopping wrong.