I haven't read much of this thread, but littleteapot
, your pumpkin story made me literally LOL, and I shouldn't b/c DH is trying to get DS to sleep!
The other day, DS and DH were doing their nighttime rituals, and for some reason DS (Eamon) started "seeing" monsters. Shocked expression on his face, looking around, pointing and saying "monster! monster!" DH (Robert) wasn't thinking, and put his hand on Eamon's back, while Eamon was facing the other way. Which *totally* scared poor Eamon.
He was shaking and put his hand out in the 'stop' gesture, and said "papa, no, papa, stop, papa no".
Then he put his finger in the air, and said "IDEA!!!" Then..."Tickle."
Robert tickled him, they giggled, and the monster scare was gone.