Christmas preparations have been extra fun this year because Monkey is old enough to really pay attention to what’s going on and enjoy it. He dances to the holiday tunes (Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah song is his personal favorite), sneaks candy canes off the tree and today got to decorate his first gingerbread house.
We got off to a really great start. I assembled the walls and roof then gave him the candy to decorate. His chubby fingers managed to place a few round candies on the roof without smearing icing everywhere.
About five minutes in though, it clicked in his head that this stuff was edible. He popped a candy in his mouth and then it became, “One for the roof, one for my belly.”
That lasted for another couple of minutes until I broke out the gum drops and then it was, “Screw the house, gimme ALL THE CANDY.” I shut that down pretty quick and managed to decorate the rest of the house myself.
While I was taking pictures of our final product, a little fat arm shot into frame, plucked a peppermint off the back of the house and shoved it into a little mouth that was already full of gummy spice leaves.
I got one more picture before the ravenous look on my kid’s face convinced me that it was best to slowly back away from the house before someone huffed and puffed and swallowed it whole.
What holiday fun are you having? Link up your camera phone photos with Greta and me at #iPPP!
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