Rise and Fall of the Gingerbread House

It was hard not to ask what Moonie was up to the other day, walking around with his toolkit.

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“I’m building a house!” he shouted.

“You are? Out of what?”

He grinned and showed me.

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“Oh,” I said, “I get it. A gingerbread house for Christmas. That sounds like–oh. Um, Moonie? Maybe you should save some of that candy for your house.”

To his credit, he looked a little sheepish.

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I have to hand it to the little guy, though, he worked hard. Every time I looked up he was preparing the icing or hoisting up the gingerbread walls.

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He put the roof together very, very carefully.

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Then he started preparing his shrubs.

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And he made a nice little walkway.

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I checked in later, and he was patting his house into place.

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Look how proud he is of his little log cabin!

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His chimney was particularly adorable.

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He had fun gathering up some yummy candy canes for decor.

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They looked good on his house!

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Aw, he was so proud of his work.

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Looks great, little buddy.

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Moonie?

What’s with all the drooling and tummy grumbling?

…Moonie?

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Uh oh.

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No, buddy, not the shrubs!

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Oh dear, even the front steps are yummy.

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The whole house seems pretty tasty.

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Uh oh, there goes the cute chimney.

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And the log cabin walls.

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And the roof.

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Boy, Moonie, it didn’t take you long to eat that house, did it?

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Now he’s asking if we can build another one – this time with a hot tub.

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Whatever you say, little dude.

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