Since my Christmas tree is up now, I've been inspired to do more Christmassing things. This morning I got the kids into nice clothes and took them to see Santa. As we were entering the mall I noticed that Jadzia had somehow managed to get pomegranate juice on her dress, even though I had fed them while they were still in their undies and pull-ups. You can't see the stain in the picture, right guys?
Santa asked William and Jadzia what they wanted for Christmas. William replied that he wanted Criss Cross Crash, his Hot Wheels toy request of the week. Jadzia, who I was surprised answered the question at all, replied "Doggies!" I only hope she doesn't mean a real one.
Jadzia started flipping out as soon as the candy canes ran out, but I'd promised William that we would stop at the Bulk Barn and get ingredients for a grahm cracker house. Unwilling to accept the convention of purchasing candy before you eat it, Jadzia had a meltdown in the middle of the store. I quickly grabbed the grahm crackers and icing mix, while William chose several candies for decoration.
After getting home and eating lunch, I was all gung ho to start the house construction. I built Jadzia's house (minus the decorations) while William attempted to spread icing on one cracker. William announced that he didn't want to build houses anymore and left the table. He returned when I offered to build his house so he could decorate it. By the time I was done, Jadzia had calapsed her house and I had to rebuild it for her. I showed William how to put icing on a candy so it would stick, but he refused to try it himself and instead instructed me on which candies to put where. In between following William's commands, I arranged peanut M&Ms on Jadzia's house vaguely in the shape of a Christmas tree, and tried to stick on the gummy worms faster than she was eating them.
Here are the results of our efforts: