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!