This was the first year we bought one of those pre-packaged gingerbread kits, in all its hydrogenated, artificially colored glory.
Everett immediately put himself in charge.
"I'm doing something fun with my brothers and it involves CANDY!"
Sometime around here, 2 year old disappeared. She was clear across the house.
"No, I don't have a mouth full of candy."
Meanwhile, back in the kitchen.....
It was when I was taking pictures of the finished product that I saw the ever-widening gap on the ceiling.
The whole thing took an hour, from box to table to mouth. And it was worth every second, and every penny.
Seven days till Christmas.