Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Family bonding time....

I bought two "pre-fabricated" ginger bread houses. I thought it would be a fun family experience to decorate a house with my children....

I had a vision - the whole gang gathered around the table - sipping eggnog, cheerfully adding bits of frosting, gluing candies - making the magic of Christmas come alive....

First there was the discussion about - "If I have to do this with Mom, you also have to do this." I'm thinking..."HAVE to DO this?" - What the heck? I'm talking fun here!!!

Once I got the frosting mixed, Nathan couldn't spoon it into the bag - it's falling all over the place - gobs of sticky (Toothpaste consistency - according to the directions) gooey, frosting....By now, everyone else is starting to get a little bored ...what do teenagers do when bored? Well... mine start picking at each other - arguing about this and that - did I mention the frosting oozing all over the table as he has now ripped a hole in the bag?

I have attempted to smear frosting on the roof to add candies - there is no way in Hell that frosting is meant to be smeared - it won't stick to the gingerbread - it is falling all over the place - now I have a hole in my bag as well...

The older two have abandoned ship...escaped to their rooms...

My phone rings...I leave the kitchen for about 15 minutes...I come back to a spider web on one side of the roof and a WWF symbol on the other side along with...are you ready for this ...my children decorated, one might even use the word...adorned ...their house with a penis. (nicely decorated with gumdrops)...and of course, nobody is taking ownership for said penis...

I bet I have the only gingerbread house around that has male genitalia on it's roof...

So much for family bonding, warm fuzzy feelings and all of that....

Pictures to come....

7 comments:

KSee said...

I want pictures!1 nuff said. ROTFLMAO

Alana - Knit Wit said...

You got me smiling!! With boys of my own, I can totally picture the decorating fiasco! And ya, I'm waitin' for those pics :o)

Cass said...

ROFL!!! Hurry up with the pics!
SNORT!

Anonymous said...

I feel like I was there! I love you and your brood...

tnteacher said...

Oh, that anonymous commenter was me - tnteacher. I don't want you to think I love your brood THAT way...

Megan said...

Makes me look forward to the teenage years. :-)

Miss Me said...

please, please, PLEASE post photos! i have 2 sons... need i say more? (i came over from tangled in knots in hopes of finding a photo...)