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The Smashing Pumpkins

I came home last night to the smashing pumpkins.  No, not the band, but actual pumpkins, smashed on the sidewalk in front of our house.

It seems that Zion and Grayson had Samuel Engle over to play – something long overdue as they have been traveling – and a game of “Surprise Attack” broke out.

I’m not totally clear on the rules of “Surprise Attack” (I’m not sure they were either) but judging from the meley that ensued, in involved wooden swords, little boys dressed in camo sneaking up on the neighbors, the pumpkin toss, and ultimately, Zion going to the neighbor’s door trying to sell pickles.41_bohlender3

From all reports, it went something like this: “Pickles for sale – do you want one?”

“Uh, no, thank you…”.

“They’re good!  I’ll even prove it to you!” (Zion takes a bite out of the goods).

Funny, the government announced we’re in a recession, but some people can always find a way to make a buck.  (To be fair, no pickles were actually sold….but credit was issued for gumption!).


6 Responses

  1. That’s awesome about the pickle sales attempt! We’re so looking forward to the funny / cute stuff our kids will be doing soon.

  2. That boy is brilliant.

  3. I am curious to know how asking a neighbor if they want to buy a pickle translates into brilliant?
    Smashing pumpkins? Now that’s another matter.

  4. I’ve never heard of anything cuter than that!!!!!!! What a ham!

  5. How else would an afternoon/evening like that end but in the attempted sale of pickles?

    I must confess that I was somewhat disappointed by the end of your first paragraph. I had hoped to discover that the actual pumpkins had been doing the smashing. Rarely does a pumpkin get the opportunity to smash something else. They always seem to be on the same end of any smashing activity. And your title gave me reason to hope. (Though I understand that there are no well-known bands called “The Smashed Pumpkins” with which you could startle your readers. I am, undeniably, a bit of a grammar snob.)

    Sigh… maybe Jesus will give the pumpkins justice.

  6. @Christine – never let the rules of grammar get in the way of a better title.

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