Instituted a new Hoffman family Christmas tradition this year, purely on a whim from Costco. I saw a gingerbread house kit, and thought, oh, why not? Bean may not be able to see the pieces or the end result, but she can certainly smell and taste all the components, and it's a fun thing to do on a sleepy Sunday afternoon in early December. So, we papered the dining room table in aluminum foil, wrestled her into her art smock, and away we went.
Gene did a great job of ensuring structural integrity, once he ignored the instructions and did what made sense from a caulking and engineering standpoint, Bean tasted jujubes and M&Ms and icing, and helped push candy into the appropriate spots on our admittedly eclectic house. As Gene observed, "it certainly looks like a 3 year old gingerbread house". Well, it is.
For a grand total effort of about 20 minutes, we all had a really good time, and I think it will be a nice way to kick off the holiday season in years to come. Plus now we have snacks for weeks to come.
by at December 04, 2005 2:42 PM