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”