(and really, because what else could I say that sums this up so well??)
Oh Mah Holy Hell, Y'all.
They're not all pumpkins.
Some of them are......are.......
(cue gnashing of teeth,some screaming and rumpling of hair)
(And yes, lovely in bread or muffins, enjoyable on the grill or baked...DOWN, Zucchini Lovers of the World, I didn't mean to insult YOU. You're lovely. I'm sure.)
but I remember.
When I was ten or so my parents had a big garden at a friends' house - loads of lovely vegetables - carrots, beans, peppers, Brussels sprouts, a bit of corn, some lovely little round watermelons.
But the one thing I will always remember about that garden was the zucchini.
It took over everything. It grew so fast you could hear it. We ran out of people to freely give it to and neighbors' porches that we could sneak a bushel onto.
That year I ate a LOT of zucchini. And by the end, I didn't enjoy any of it.
Well, you know how they say that part of parenting is passing on the lessons that your parents taught you?
This could be an object lesson. ALWAYS CONFIRM THE SPECIES OF YOUR PLANTS.