Advent Day 22 :: Make a gingerbread house, originally uploaded by earthchick.
I had hoped to avoid this activity this year, because last year’s gingerbread house looked like a crackhouse.
But a sweet woman in our church gave us a kit, and the boys were dying to make it. So I put it in their Advent calendar.
When I got home from work, the babysitter had helped them put the whole thing together! And it looked SO much better than my attempt last year. There’s a time in my earlier motherhood that I would’ve been disappointed that I didn’t get to participate in this activity. But frankly, friends, I am in a much less perfectionist, much more tired stage of motherhood. And it was pretty dang exciting to get home and realize I didn’t have to put together a gingerbread house.