Don’ t these gingerbread men look yummy? I waited nicely with them, so Mom could take my picture. I expected she’d toss a nice big one to me after the photo shoot. But she didn’t. She ate a couple of them herself and gave me one little gingerbread head. I ate it so fast, I barely tasted it. I checked the floor to see if it fell.
Mom and her friends ate gingerbread men day after day, and all I ever got was an occasional leg or arm, except in my dreams when I got to eat tons of them.
And now they’re FINISHED. I’m sure more Christmas cookies are around here someplace, but the gingerbread men are finished.
Besides the gingerbread, Mom also finished her Goodreads Challenge. In January, she challenged herself to read 212 picture books in 2012. She actually read and rated 214. Some of her favorites were: Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, I am the Dog, Kindergarten Rocks, Dinosaur vs Santa, Playing War, and Stuck. She liked a whole bunch more, too. They made her say, “Awesome!” and “Hilarious!” and “Why can’t I write like this?”
Some of the books she read made her say, “Wait. What?” and “THIS is published?” and “I want that ten minutes of my life back!”
I want the gingerbread men back.