The older I get, the better I am about setting limits and saying no when I need to. This year, it was saying no to our annual gingerbread house party. I kept thinking of ways to make it work, but in the end, I made the decision that doing a whole party was just going to be too much in the midst of everything else that was going on. Along with this, I also decided it was a graham cracker house year for our own girls. As is usually the case with these amazing kids, they totally understood dropping the party and were just as happy with graham crackers as they are with "real" houses.
So very last minute Monday night, we assembled and decorated graham cracker houses all at one time!
"Okay girls, it's really bedtime now, so you can keep decorating, but we need to stop eating the candy"
"I know, but it doesn't fit, I had to make it smaller"