You can't even recognize that the rotten thing used to be a pumpkin
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OP wants to celebrate the pumpkin's first birthday
She doesn't want to clean it herself out of principle. She no longer wants to be her neighbor's unofficial porch cleaning lady.
Her husband thinks they should just clean it themselves, but OP wants to have fun with the pumpkin...
... or what was left of it
It would be ridiculously petty, but OP should still do it!
Her neighbor may be annoyed, they could find it funny, or they will finally start cleaning up after themselves
OP should be ready in case this starts a war between their units
OP can write her neighbor a note to let her know about keeping their shared space rotten pumpkin-free
There is also a good chance that her neighbor won't even notice the birthday party decor on the pumpkin
OP doesn't really want to report her neighbor to their HOA
She also doesn't think the neighbor's kids are neglected or abused, so a call to CPS is way too much for some Redditors to suggest
OP clarified that the rotten pumpkin hasn't consumed her every waking moment
At this point, OP just wants to see how long the pumpkin has left before it completely decays
Looks like OP is dead-set on celebrating the pumpkin's birthday before cleaning it up eventually
Happy birthday, pumpkin!
You are gross, but you deserve to be celebrated for withstanding the elements!
Maybe OP's neighbor is going for that authentically gross Halloween aesthetic. She is at least committed to the bit.
OP's passive-aggressive birthday party for the pumpkin was incredibly petty. I hope her neighbors found it as amusing as Redditors did.