It was Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend so M and I made gingerbread cookies. No, it isn't some weird tradition up here, they're more of a Christmas treat, but gingerbread is not too sweet, fun to make with kids and the spices are similar to pumpkin pie spices so I thought what the hell. We cut out gingerbread men, bears, leaves and pumpkins, baked them and then - the best part aside from eating them - decorated them!
M has a love affair with sprinkles and candy in general, and tends to spill the majority of the decorations on the floor, so we rapidly destroyed a whole party pack of sprinkles (mostly on the pumpkins and leaves) and box of Smarties. Rather than salvage sprinkles from the floor (I was tempted), I grabbed a bag of shredded coconut from the pantry. We used coconut for hair and bear fur. Well, once you put hair on a gingerbread man, it becomes a very life-like thing and you can't stop there. M asked, "Is this a Mommy cookie? Where's her bobos? What about her pee-pee?" Those are her words for private parts. We try to teach her the real words but she prefers hers. Can you blame her? Her names sound so cute! Anyways, I decided this could be a teachable moment so we made a Naked Mommy Cookie. And then of course we had to make a Naked Daddy Cookie.
|Naked gingerbread couple & friends|