Thursday, December 17, 2009
The Non-Annual Gingerbread HouseCategory: christmas 2009, Lynsey's Randomness
Author: 5 Chicks and a Farmer
I wish I could report to you that our Gingerbread house decorating experience was a success. But, that simply is not the case.
A "disaster" is a more fitting way to describe it.
I'm just keeping it real.
That tiny little house caused my whole dining room to explode. I have witnesses...Holly??? Robyn???
One thing I am glad about is that I didn't decide to be all stupid-crazy and home make my own gingerbread, icing, and do raisins for trim instead of purchasing this pre-fab kit in a box.
I'm pretty sure that the end result would still be the same. Maybe my kids wouldn't be high from sugar.
That was not a smart move to take this on right before nap time. And I tried telling them NOT to eat the do-dads, but that wasn't fair. Seriously. They are walking around like crazy people all wide-eyed and twitching.
I'm not quite for sure exactly how ours went so wrong so quickly. I definitely do NOT like tedious detail-oriented crafts. That could have been in it. Nor is a detail-oriented craft a grand idea for 3 kids under the age of 5. What was I thinking???
One thing is for certain. I'm pretty sure we will never again make a Gingerbread House. I had good intentions of starting a tradition of making a Gingerbread House and taking a photo of them every year. How grand would it be to look back upon our beautiful pieces of art we've created over the years?
Mark my words. And I'm totally more than okay with never making one of these things again.