Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Gingerbread House

Christmas is great. I love this time of year, but as I got older, the magic feeling of Christmas kind of slowed down a bit. I wouldn't say it went away completely, but I found myself getting caught up in the un-magical side of the holiday, like bills and family responsibilities, and stressing over gifts. About 4 years ago something happened. Kids. May not seem abnormal, but let me tell you kids change everything. It's absolutely amazing to see a human being discover Christmas for the first time. But what's even more amazing is that every year it seems to get better. The older the little ones become, the more of that magic makes its way back into our lives. Seeing your kids happy somehow has the same effect as if you were experiencing this joy for the first time as well. (the only difference being that you are way more tired and only possess about a quarter of the energy they have in one little finger). This holiday, my little guy begged me to build a gingerbread house (possibly due to us reading "10 Gingerbread Men" every night of the year).   We had so much fun! We just sat around the table putting it together, I frosted the walls and windows while baby talked and simultaneously ate the candy decoration.  We managed to save a few of the unbeaten ones to decorate the roof of the house. I am so glad for the chance to slow down this holiday season, and especially for the opportunity to take the time to spend together and build this. What a great way to usher in the Christmas season. Do you and your family have any Christmas traditions that bring your together?

1 comment:

  1. Cute. We made gingerbread cookies for the first time this year. Maybe a house next year!