Friday, December 31, 2010

The Annual End of the Year Gingerbread House Stomp

For about the fifth or sixth year in a row, The Husband led and we both watched as our boys (and one of our oldest friends who luckily happened in at the right moment!), in true Lord of the Flies style

stomped the gingerbread house.

To bits.

Yes, I know it's weird but it's also strangely exhilarating.

this was about when I started screaming NOT TO EAT IT, ESPECIALLY NOW!

The Husband tried in vain, with gestures, to stop him from eating it.

The picture I took of Henry, running like a crazy nut down the sidewalk, hurling gingerbread, didn't come out. I guess I am thankful for that.


  1. This is the BEST family tradition I've seen in a very long time. We do a ginger bread house (carport this fell on the floor during construction so we had to improvise)on Christmas Eve. Perhaps we should do the stomp as well!

  2. I love this. My daughter definitely would have found a way to eat some pieces. Happy new year!

  3. I was just wondering the other day why we humans have such a deep love of knocking things over. And stomping them.
    Great tradition!

  4. what a great tradition! i might have to steal that from ya! ;)
    trying to catch up here... been gone for WEEKS!

  5. Some traditions are better than others but this sounds like a good one! We are celebrating the end of the year with an earthquake, thunderstorms and tornado warnings. I don't think we'll need fireworks.

    Good wishes to you and yours.


  6. what a out smoking pieces of the rubble?

  7. I suppose stomping the one my girls made this year might leave blood stains on the ground .

    Happy New Year Elizabeth . I don't know if you celebrate big or small, but may I clink my glass with yours? Here's to what will come that we can't change, wise choices when we can and should, and hearts full of hope .

    and cranes.... many many cranes

  8. Great stuff.Really and truly.

    Happy New Year Elizabeth.Maybe in this new year we can find sometime to get together.the distance is under an hour for me,in good traffic.seems silly not to.Let's try,okay?

  9. I'm grinning. What a FABULOUS end-of-year tradition. Out with the old!

  10. and I mean smoking the crumbled cookie since with all the protestant adminisisters screaming "don't eat it now!"

    I figure eating it akin to a snowballs chance in motherfuckin hell

  11. ahhhh! typo should have been a snowball's chance in heaven.

    hell is a frozen ice cold state
    and heaven is warm.

    hence Dwain's quote "the most hottest and unbearable summer I ever had was a winter in southeast heaven"

  12. This is hilarious -- what a fantastic tradition!



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