The Exploding Gingerbread House
A few weeks before Christmas, The Littlest Apple and I decorated a gingerbread house. To keep it simple, we used a kit from Target, and it was unbelievably easy to throw together. All the decorations we needed were included, and there was plenty of frosting. BUT the most exciting part was what I told The Littlest Apple as we were decorating: we were going to blow up the gingerbread house with firecrackers on New Year’s Eve. And my crazy four year old thought that was about the coolest thing ever. He’s been asking every single day since we built that gingerbread house if it was time to “explode” it yet. So yesterday was the big day! The Littlest Apple was SO excited to go with The Picky Apple to buy fireworks. But then they got home. And he remembered that he doesn’t like fireworks. Not at all. So he said he would watch through the window, hands over his ears, while my husband blew up the gingerbread house. The first firecracker, placed in the corner of the house, merely blew off a corner of the gingerbread roof. But that was enough to send The Littlest Apple running for cover upstairs. He REALLY doesn’t like fireworks. The second, more strategically placed firecracker flattened the house. It was neat to see. I think The Littlest Apple MIGHT have been watching from an upstairs window, but we’re not sure. When came back downstairs and verified that we were done with the fireworks, we let him bash the rest of the gingerbread house to pieces with a hammer. Fun stuff! I think this could be a new yearly tradition at The Picky Apple house…. Happy 2012 Everyone!