Monday, December 14, 2009

To eat or not to eat

Teddy made this lovely creation after school.

It was part of the district's anemic after-school enrichment program.  There was apparently some structural engineering involved, as one teacher walked around with a hammer stress-testing the edifices.  Teddy's friend's roof cracked from the blow, so she gave up and turned hers into a Flintstone model from the stone ages.

I love the rose window under the eave, and the door with red knob on the front.  I had intended to leave it in a prominent location for the holidays, but Teddy became indignant at the idea.  He gave it to me and DH to EAT.  If it were just for decoration, he could have just used glue, you know!  (this is the same child who brought home his half-full pastry bag of leftover icing, fully intending to squeeze that all into his mouth!)

So, we tackled it after dinner the other night.  I'm not a huge fan of gingerbread...especially days old stale gingerbread with cement-hard icing.  Such delicate sensibilities did not affect DH, Teddy, or Barley from enjoying the spoils.

1 comment:

  1. We're building gingerbread houses in the second grader's class Friday. The thought of having to eat it, too? Blech.


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