It was time… time to do the dreaded gingerbread house/train. Bryson’s been dragging the box out of the pantry for over a week now, begging to, “please make the train, please!” I’d been thinking about it since Sunday and decided to finally bite the bullet today. I’d taken out frozen homemade soup from the freezer and knew it was going to be an easy kitchen night ahead of me – so why the heck not?
The joint project on December 3 made me realize that teamwork is not the best idea for these two boys when it comes to crafty projects – they each want to do EVERYTHING “by my-seffffff.” Once Bryson was up from his nap, Matthew and I turned on his new favorite show for him (“Justin Time” – OMG it is so cute and we’re so happy to have it back in our daily line-up!) and quietly ran out to the kitchen. He and I had fun constructing the train before calling Bryson in to help us decorate it. Bryson just wanted to eat every piece of candy in front of him, and Matthew wanted to do more than I would let him. I was in a rush because the train was not stable and it was not going to hold for long! What that meant was, “just help me with the icing and I’ll do the rest quickly. You can hand me the candy pieces.” Matthew came and went but Bryson stayed the duration and was super excited to stick on the Wilton sugar figurines I’d picked up at Target for this project. Honestly, that little Santa, snowman, penguin, elf, and reindeer took this train from being cute to being adorable!
I took a few photos (which is always when I lose my cool because they cannot seem to cooperate during photo-taking these days) and Bryson asked if he could start eating it. DIG IN! Within a minute, the train was down (and I caught it on video!) and Matthew came out to help eat it up 🙂