We used to get all excited waiting for the day my dad would come home and carve our pumpkin when were were kids. It was the highlight of our... Halloween except for the candy of course.
It seems daddy would get all the glory even though mom was they one who did the shopping and all the preparation and the work that made every holiday so great. She even bought the pumpkin and cleaned up the mess (until we got old enough to clean it up ourselves anyway)
I guess that's the way of all households. Dad's get the glory...mom gets stuck holding the bag (so to speak)