On Wednesday, our local Walmart ran out of pre-assembled gingerbread house kits, 15 freaking days before Christmas. I had three kids and three options:
2. Drive my minivan across the street to Target and hope they were stocked up, with three tired kids, all of whom were sticky from the free candy canes that were passed out by the retired veteran at Walmart's entrance, "Welcome to Walmart."
3. Go home with three very disappointed children that were promised by their mother if they ate their dinner they would be rewarded with our annual tradition of decorating gingerbread houses.
"Let's just buy the ones that they have here at Walmart. That one." Jay pointed to the "easily assembled" kits in the seasonal candy aisle. "Want this. Want this one." Fifi pointed to the same kit and Lola begged me with her eyes. I shoved the kids and kits into my cart and hurried to the register.
But this year. THIS year I was smart. I captured it all on video as a friendly memo to myself to purchase the pre-assembled kits, the ones that come with 1/2 the frosting, before Thanksgiving 2009.
Because after devouring most of the frosting in the kit, the three kids... well... they were... a little buzzed. Stay tuned to the end...
The Gingerbread Buzz from OHmommy on Vimeo.