In our house they do. Yes, that red thing on the bottom of each snowman is a bellybutton.
When Dad tackled the “frost cookies” item on the list of
Things To Do That Aren’t That Important But Make It Feel Like Christmas,
I was thankful, but knew I’d probably be in for a surprise.
I wasn’t disappointed.
Our snowmen even had really cool red lips, leftover from our Valentine’s Day baking.
He even made the frosting.
We learned in a hurry the imitation vanilla we bought was too imitation to actually be like vanilla.
He added more powdered sugar and tried to make the frosting the way it looks in the cookbooks.
I also learned this was Scott’s first time frosting and decorating cookies.
Can it be? Did I know that?
I guess you really can learn new things about your spouse,
even after 23 years and 9 months and 23 days of marriage.
Jon got involved when we imposed the rule “you gotta frost if you wanna eat.”
Rebekah is at the age where the sprinkles are everything.
She made elaborate outfits on the gingerbread people with the various colored sprinkles and candies.
They ain’t cookbook pretty…..
…they’re “aawww, my family made them” pretty
…and they’re done.
And Daddy giggled and the kids giggled
and the sound was an antidote for the crabbies that were welling up inside Mommy.
Another reminder of what we are all celebrating…
“And she shall bring forth a son,
and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall save his people from their sins.”
One day left of shopping, baking, wrapping, cleaning, packing and whatever else is on that LIST.
What are you doing or thinking
to replace the CRABBIES