Once again, our elf on the shelf, Anna Sparkle, surprised Peyton with a gingerbread house kit. Peyton was SO excited, we had to make it right away. Unfortunately, when we opened the box, most of the pre-made gingerbread walls/roof were cracked and crumbled beyond repair. I’m in the business of making dreams come true, so we packed up and headed to Target to grab a new kit. Anna Sparkle had told me where to find one, of course.
We got home, and opened the new kit. One piece was broken. Remarkably, it was one of the pieces that was not broken from the first kit, so we were still in good shape. That was short-lived, as I started to help Peyton assemble the frame of the house. It’s six pieces, that “assemble in minutes”…however, none of them were level. We decided to compensate with extra icing. I’m curious if any of you bought and had problems with the Target gingerbread house kits this year? Last year, it was perfect!
Once the frame was up, and I let P go on her decorating spree. She was so excited and super careful as she placed each candy onto the house. Then, we sorted out all our “decorations” into a muffin tin. I like to use this, because it lessens the chances that we’ll be picking gumdrops and sprinkles out of the carpet for the next week.
When she was done, we stepped back to admire her handiwork.
As she and I were snacking on a few left-over gumdrops, we heard a small thud. The rood had slid off the house. As I tried to stick it back on, it broke in half. #momwin
Fortunately, Peyton thought it was hilarious, and there were no tears – and hey, at least it tastes good!