Monday, December 22, 2014

Gingerbread houses, never again shall we meet

 I let the kids make the gingerbread houses yesterday.

It's no secret that I DESPISE this activity. It's frustrating, it's messy, it's a waste of money! It was okay when it was just Jack and you could just set one in front of him and let him go, but supervising the chaos and trying to put the houses together makes me crazy.

Yesterday I declared this was OUR LAST TIME EVER DOING THIS! If the kids want to gorge on candy we can just gorge on candy and watch a movie!
 Sammi methodically placed every single tiny ball where she wanted it.
 Jack made a hot mess.
 Grant ate his weight in choking hazards.

I even tried hot gluing the buggers together and that was a nightmare too.
So no more! I set myself free from this nonsense.
If only I could set myself free from the cookies we need for Santa, the house that needs cleaning, the mountain of laundry that needs to be put away, the groceries that need to be bought, the presents that need to be wrapped and the meal that needs to be planned.
Bah humbug. :-)


  1. Every year, Maddie asks to do a gingerbread house. And every year I give her the same answer....NO! All for the same reasons you have listed. Gingerbread houses suck. But your pictures are pretty cute!


  2. Yes I remember those annoying houses. When my oldest (he's 25) was in kindergarden I was the only mom that signed up to help. Guess what we made? 27 gingerbread houses. Oh the horror! Definitely a tradition I can do without, but your post made me chuckle.

  3. Saw this today on line and thought you might like to see it. Just a thought for next Christmas?


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