Before our son and two little grandsons came to visit, I set the month-old gingerbread house on the dresser in the Yorkshire Room where they would be staying, and fully intended to tell the little boys that they could have it if they wanted it. (Yes, I realize that it's not exactly fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies!)
But I forgot to tell them about it.
They arrived Friday night.
On Sunday evening, I was engaged in a conversation with my sister-in-law when I realized that it was pretty quiet, unusually quiet, probably too quiet, kinda ominously quiet, and wondered where the boys were. I did have a fleeting vision of my handcrafted soaps being unwrapped and floated in the bathtub...
But I decided to just let it go.
A while later, both boys were downstairs with hunks of gingerbread house (rock hard, for it was made by John before Christmas) in their hands. I said, 'Oh I'm so glad you found it. I had meant to tell you that you could have the gingerbread house if you wanted it. It was there for you.'
Relieved, the little partners in crime rushed over to me. Very excited, the older brother said, 'Yeah, we couldn't break it, but then we found a cellphone and smashed the roof with it.'
With a very serious face and a half whisper, the 3 year old added, 'But Gamma, we cubbered it wiff a bwankie so no one wiw know.'
I'm not sure who he thinks we're hiding it from. :-)
This is a pic from last summer. I tried getting a couple photos this weekend, but honestly, they need to come up with a faster shutter speed to keep up with these kids!
It was wonderful having the boys and their dad here. I loved every minute of it. We'll get to see them next weekend too, for the older will turn 7 and we'll be attending a birthday party!
Unfortunately, they did not take the gingerbread house home with them, but I think I'll leave it on the dresser for a few more days to see if the cats want to gnaw on it a while.
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