Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy hollydays!

Merry Coughmas! Er, Merry Christmas. I have been coughing at least every three minutes, including when I sleep, so coughing has become a lifestyle for me. I am coughing so hard that I broke some little blood vessels on my face. At least my abs are getting ripped used.

Even though I've been sick, and even though the Man-cub can't eat many baked goods because of his food allergies, I didn't see any reason why we couldn't make a gingerbread house this year.


Of course...

It was a gingerbread train.

Things were going well until I took all the pieces out of the box. Then I told little Buggy he couldn't eat the gingerbread.

See the cute little bites taken out of the cookies?

I couldn't really keep him from tasting, though.

I did a lousy job piping the frosting on the cookie pieces, and now I am certain that the people who do this for a living either have better tools, or they make robots do it. And maybe they use some rubber cement.

I told the Man-cub and Junebug they were free to decorate the train however they wanted.

And that led to the train falling over. Several times.

I had to keep reminding myself this was the kids' project and not mine, and to just let go. I did. And so did the gingerbread train.

It's perfectly imperfect. And I love that. So it's going to be the centerpiece on the table at Christmas dinner when family comes over.

Merry Christmas!

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Blogger Keetha Broyles said...

You go momma! You keep setting that "best momma on the PLANET" bar REAL high!

I was NOT that momma - - - I didn't have the PATIENCE to let my kids do their "creating" with something I wanted to turn out cool.

December 25, 2010 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

We are all coughing this Christmas too! I think that train is beautiful and good for you for letting them do it themselves. I don't have that kind of patience!

December 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Krystyn said...

Oh, the perfectly-imperfect nature of it is great!

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

December 27, 2010 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger CaraBee said...

One of my great struggles as a mom is to let my daughter do her projects by herself. It is SO hard not to "help" her out, nudge her in directions. Good for you for letting them find their creativity!

Merry Christmas!

December 27, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I am having horrid flashbacks of our train buidling fiasco. I need a quiet corner now.

December 29, 2010 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger South Florida Lawyers said...

Wow, that's better than our effort, which sits half-constructed like a foreclosed gingerbread house that has been taken over by squatters and derelicts.

January 3, 2011 at 3:16 PM  

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