The Notorious Holiday Gingerbread House

I spent Sunday dodging rude parking lot drivers, crowds, and frantic shoppers.
It was a real blast let me tell ya!
I was half tempted to run a few folks over with both my car and cart, but that’s not very holiday friendly or legal, so I didn’t.
Laws get in the way sometimes, ya know?
I kid of course.
After reaching our first destination, my oldest and I wandered the isles and I was suckered into buying one of these:
 Now, let me just say these things look awesome!
All decorated and festive, inviting the masses to become mini holiday Martha Stewarts with their families. 
In reality, the box shows impossible to achieve candy homes made from stale gingerbread, glue showcasing as frosting, and rocks sprinkled with sugar disguised as gum drops.
 That we paid for.
I’m a bit of a gingerbread house skeptic.
But this year wasn’t so bad.
The middle child tore the box open with extreme excitement and only broke one wall of her Santa House.
The oldest read the super easy instructions.
And the baby only ate a little bit of her Christmas Village Chalet.
And when all was said and done, we only had one collapse.
It was a true Christmas miracle.
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  1. says

    I love how you have photo journaled the real of this experience. Extra points for being law abiding (it is so challenging at times). Your children will remember the fun of this and not the stale gingerbread or the lack-luster embellishments.

    • says

      Thanks Nicki.. glad to know I’m not the only one finding it hard to follow the law. 😉 I agree too, the girls will remember the fun part. To them their houses are the ultimate.

    • says

      I have to say this is one of the better kits we’ve ever had. I’ve bought some before that wouldn’t even stay together and I had to use hot glue. Oh, my sweet dear hot glue gun. I love that thing! It has rectified many disasters! But we didn’t need it this time. Wahoo!

  2. says

    I saw these in the shops the other day….I was tempted but didn’t. It looks like fun though. A friend of mine used to make a huge gingerbread house from scratch – all her own work. I could never compete with that. Happy Christmas baking. I am joining you today from Wednesday Around the World.

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