Saturday, December 15, 2012

Building a Gingerbread House

When you have a child, you view the holiday season through a different lens.  Through their eyes, you see a magic and innocence that you may have forgotten from your childhood.
As Alexander grows up, we search to find our own family traditions. 
Opening birthday presents at midnight is probably one of our favorites.
A few weeks ago, Alexander picked this up at Target and put it in our cart.  I didn't notice until we were checking out and when I tried to put it back, he looked at me with those big brown eyes and said, "But Mommy, I've ALWAYS wanted to decorate a gingerbread house with you."
Could you say no to that face?
No, I couldn't either.
This morning, with slight snow flurries surrounding our house, we settled in to work on our project.
Mommy put the house together.
Alexander opened the bags of candy.
And got right to work.
Carefully placing each piece of candy.
Occasionally snacking on a piece of candy.
Making sure it is just right.
"Can we do this again next year, Mommy?"
Of course we can.
It's tradition.

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