My mom came home from the Kindergarten class she works in at Carver where they had built gingerbread houses with milk cartons as the frames completely stoked about doing the same with Matt, my dad, and me. My family hasn’t taken part in a group craft activity since pumpkin carving in elementary school so her excitement really surprised me, especially because my dad is usually the artsy one.
Yet what surprised me more was that she had the AUDACITY to think I would build a measly cafeteria milk carton sized gingerbread house!! We may not do things like this often, but when we do, I go BALLS. TO. THE. FUCKING. WALL. OUT! I used four milk cartons to build my large gingerbread house, complete with a pez chimney, blue icing swimming pool featuring a diving board and polar bear in a life preserver (life saver, get it get it?!), and an marshmallow igloo in the front yard. I would say all in all this took me about four hours. I worked late into the night past my other family members, but my favorite part was when I tricked my family into thinking I had dropped the whole thing. Matt and my dad came running in all scared, but my mom stayed put cause she had still not recovered from when I tricked her into thinking I fell down the stairs the day before.
Oh yeah, and then to mock her petty milk carton plans, I made a gingerbread tee-pee with a Caprisun as the base.