One of my favorite childhood Christmas-time memories.
This year, I decided to get a gingerbread house KIT instead of the ol’ graham cracker on milk carton approach.
I realized upon opening the kit, however that these were
a) really hard to assemble
b) took hours (and HOURS!) to dry.
After struggling to make it work for a few minutes and biting my lip to keep from yelling at Joseph to “STOP TOUCHING THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE FOR TWO SECONDS TO I CAN TRY TO MAKE IT STAND UP!” I decided that having fun and touching the gingerbread houses is what it should all be about- and I called it quits.
So we decorated the flat house-shaped parts, and ate the rectangle parts while we worked.
And all was merry and bright.
Note to Caitlin at Christmastime 2011:
Go for the ol’ graham cracker on milk carton approach.