Holiday Memories: Christmas 2010

Enjoy another Christmas post from years past and tell us about one of your holiday traditions (or a failed one).


Christmas 2010 – Savvy was 9 months old

On top of making Savvy’s 1st Christmas memorable because there was now a baby around when there never had been before, and all our efforts to HAVE a baby had finally culminated in the arrival or our daughter, we had a lot to be thankful for. There were a lot of ways the kid helped make Christmas special.

Turns out that building one of those little ginger bread house kits is a 2 or 3 day project. Two or three days! You didn’t know that, did you? Because if they wrote THAT on the outside of the box, nobody would buy the stupid thing. Who wants to spend 3 days building a glorified cookie with some icing on it! It is WAY harder than the box makes it look. Way harder.

Who wants to do that? Well, we do, of course, as a little Christmas project with grandma and our baby girl. It will probably turn into a holiday tradition. The annual “Swearing At The Cookie.” You know when you are using icing as construction mortar you’re gonna have problems. My neighbor’s house is being built faster. Probably tastes better too. The pieces of gingerbread are pretty much stale, so you don’t even want to eat them, and the icing you have to use for glue is just icing. It will probably hold the knife onto the plate if you don’t wash the dishes overnight, but it isn’t going to keep the roof pieces from sliding off the walls and into the yard.

We will try to make this an annual tradition with less drama – and we will fail.

– from “Savvy Stories”

16 thoughts on “Holiday Memories: Christmas 2010

  1. Last year I got the brilliant idea to make miniature gingerbread houses for each kid at the Sinterklaas party to decorate. One for each of the 13 children at the party. Gingerbread is evil. twenty plus hours to make the stuff from raw ingredients to pieces cooling they could decorate. Evil I tell you. Evil.

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  2. Ha ha, been there! Three days project was too long for everybody. When our daughter was little, we let her help… Our gingerbread house from the store kit was a master piece. It looked like the Guggenheim museum after explosion!

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  3. Too funny. We tried this last year. And gave up pretty quickly on ours and turned it into a crack house with a murder scene. (Picture here: We promptly set it outside for the squirrels to eat – apparently, they’re not as discerning, or the mailman was hungry, as most of it got eaten.

    Tip: if you want to try one, buy it a day or two AFTER Christmas. That way you don’t feel quite so bad if your masterpiece needs to meet its demise under a truck tire. (Therapy at 50% off. Not a bad deal.)

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