Mama Diaries

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Winter Storm

Making a gingerbread house is not easy. Usually, we opt for graham crackers and cake frosting to create one. This year, we decided to try a store-bought kit.

My daughter and her friend were responsible for building it. It started off just fine. They got the stencils out and made elaborate frosted swirls all over the roof and walls. Then they attached candy pieces. It looked like it might be a successful endeavor.

But then the hard part came. Putting all the pieces together. They managed to get the four walls up, but the roof was a challenge.  No matter what they tried, the roof kept sliding off. This made my daughter mad.

"I'm done with this!" she said as the roof slid down once again. "We're just going to say it was hit by a tornado!"

"Okay," I said. "What are you going to do with the wreckage?"

She grabbed a wall and bit off a piece. "Eat it!"


In case I'm not back before Christmas, I'd like to wish all of you who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas!

41 comments:

  1. Hi, dear Sherry!

    I hope Hansel and Gretel managed to escape unharmed and that your daughter didn't eat them! :)

    You are very important to me, Sherry, and our friendship is one of the blessings I am counting this holiday season. Merry Christmas to you, Bubba, your daughter, Shultz, the Ten Zany Birds and all the rest of your loved ones! :)

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    1. Thank you, Shady! Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  2. happiest of holidays, to you, the family and the animals!

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    1. Thank you, Dezzy! Merry Christmas to you!

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  3. At least it still got some use haha hope you have a great Christmas too

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  4. Hope you all enjoy eating the wreckage. Sorry the roof wouldn't cooperate. Happy Holidays to all of you.

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    1. Those darn roofs! Merry Christmas, Deanie!

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  5. A great story, what a creative daughter you have.
    I liewise wish you a Happy Christmas and a wonderf New Year also to your wonderful family.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  6. That's thinking on your feet! LOL! :)

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    1. Too bad all messes weren't so easy to clean up! ;-)

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  7. Blessings to you and your family. You are loved.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you, Janie! You are loved, too! Big virtual hug! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Murees. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  9. We've tried those gingerbread houses before, and they can definitely be a challenge. They do taste good, though. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. We usually opt for graham crackers and frosting. Those work better. We just had to try again, though. Maybe superglue is the answer. ;-)

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  10. I would have done what your daughter did too... I would have become frusrated putting it together as well ♡ Merry Christmas to you and your family xox

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    1. Thank you, Launna! Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  11. Hope it was tasty! Merry Christmas Sherry, hope you and the family have a great time! x

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    1. It was pretty good! Merry Christmas, Dawna! Have a fabulous day!

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  12. A tornado? LOL, clever! Don't think I've ever had to build a gingerbread house, so I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to put one together...

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    1. Getting the roof to stay on is always a major challenge. It never seems to work.

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  13. Why do we decorate with food, anyway? Much easier to eat the mistakes.

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    1. It is easier to eat the mistakes. I'll have to look up where the tradition of decorating gingerbread houses came from.

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  14. Your daughter came up with the perfect plan, Sherry. Merry Christmas again to you and your family

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  15. I've wanted to make a gingerbread house for a long time but I've never done it. One of these days. Have a Merry Christmas.

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    1. You need a lot of patience! Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  16. Well, there have been tornadoes around this season... Sounds delicious. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. I guess in Georgia, it wouldn't be uncommon. We had quite a storm come through last night! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, too!

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  17. Good excuse. This is exactly how my gingerbread house making endeavors usually end. Tornadoes and eating.

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    1. Haha! I can't recall one gingerbread-kit-making endeavor that ended differently!

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  18. Great adventure, thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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  19. Oh yes, I saw the pix in FB! That was a good one, dear! I like the tornado part. Lol! xoxo

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