Every year, I decorate a gingerbread house with my 6-year old daughter and her cousins. (Notice I said ‘decorate’, not ‘make’. Gotta love those gingerbread kits! A decorator I am; a baker I am not!)
It’s become our little tradition. We put some Christmas songs on and have ourselves a merry little time. Usually, we do this a few days before all the real excitement begins, so that we aren’t rushed and we can enjoy the process.
However, this year, the time got away from me – something called, errr, one-year old twins can do that to you, haha! And so, we found ourselves on Christmas Eve night without having cracked open the gingerbread box.
Of course, all it took was a little begging and their sad little faces for me to (reluctantly) agree to start this project at 8pm on the night of Santa’s visit. (Who can say no to children on Christmas Eve?!? Not me!)
Well, as you can imagine, we were rushing to get it done, as there were many other things on my to do list that evening. And, if you’ve ever put one of these suckers together, you’d know that rushing is not a good thing.
I think I’ll tell the rest in pictures…
This will go down as one of my favorite moments of this Christmas Season! We all had a good laugh at the mess! It just goes to show that things can be ‘imperfect’ to be absolutely PERFECT! A really good lesson for a perfectionist like me. 🙂
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