The doorlady called up and said the girls had a package. Lolly and I went down to get it, and when she was handed the brown box, she hugged it to her chest and said: “I KNOW this is from Grammy.”
Sure enough, it was. Grammy had sent a Haunted Gingerbread House Kit.
Oh dear. I am so not the gingerbread house mom.
As we looked it over I saw it came with a handy dandy base to prop up the gingerbread house. I started feeling more hopeful.
The girls were pretty excited about getting started. After repairing the large components of gingerbread that had cracked while shipping (this mom should NOT receive the cracked kind), we followed the instructions step by step.
We did pretty well until it was time to decorate. The weight of the sugar candies were too much for our little gingerbread house. It stayed up for just a few frames until it was razed to the ground by the forces of evil that do not wish gingerbread making on this mom.
We did have fun while raising and then razing our little house, but maybe next time we’ll just make gingerbread cookies!
gingerbread house kit (maybe I should have watched the video)–I didn’t let it dry for 15 minutes. for the record, I do not think anything about that frosting is easy for kids.