Sunday, December 7, 2008

Candy Land

I bought JR a Christmas gingerbread house to decorate way back before Halloween. I found it at Costco, and as I have learned, if you don't buy it when you see it, it'll be gone the next time. I knew JR would beg nonstop to put it together, so I told him he wasn't allowed to ask about it until after Thanksgiving. So today was house building day. I was certain that JR would want me to help him with his gingerbread house. I mean, come on, I should have been a total shoe-in, right? There's the Christmas stockings he's been watching me make, he's seen my handywork in hat decorating, and he even watched me embellish Kyle's lion Halloween costume (which Jason thought made it look "too girly"). But even with my extensive craft resume, he still wanted Jason to help him. He made up some excuse about how "Daddy is better at following directions than Mommy" and "Daddy can build anything by reading the directions". Whatever. He really picked Jason because he thinks his daddy's more fun. I know what you're thinking...Jason more fun than you, Jan? No way! Well, I guess to a 5 year old, Jason would be the fun one. JR hasn't been out on the town to witness my Oops! I Did It Again Britney routine, he doesn't know how much fun a themed dinner party with costumes can be, and he certainly doesn't know how close I was to the front row at the Justin Timberlake concert (Thanks again, Allison). No, it's probably best he think that Daddy is the fun one. And they can make all the gingerbread houses they want...I'll just take the pictures.


Anonymous said...

That looks like some pretty serious "business" to me. I need a fork and spoon, not directions. Maw-Maw

Anonymous said...

Great job JR and Jason! I have a gingerbread train for Caleb and gingerbread tree for Cole, just waiting for our special time to get it decorated.