Eli is fascinated with pumpkins. As soon as they started appearing in stores and on doorsteps, he openly declares his affections. "Punkin!" He shouts as soon as he spots one. His preschool teacher has a small stuffed one sitting on a table outside his classroom. He can't resist hugging it, squeezing, talking about it to all his friends. Last week his class walked across the street from his school to the pumpkin patch. He came home with two more pumpkins pictured here. I don't know what he's going to do when he realizes that his new little friends will eventually shrivel up. Eek.
I would prefer to have his pumpkins with him at all times. I draw the line at putting pumpkins in his crib.