Cindy Lou Who and the Gingerbread House!
Yes, I am at it again…giving special people, special names…so let me introduce you to Cindy Lou Who!
One of my neighbors, has a little grand daughter who is visiting with her family for the Christmas Holidays!
She is just about the cutest little thing with blonde ringlets surrounding her little round cheeks.
I decided she should be called…Cindy Lou Who!
(For those of you who know the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”...I am sure you will remember little Cindy Lou Who!)
Anyway, I ran into…(not literally) haha! Cindy Lou Who and her grandmother in the super market, where I was about to buy a gingerbread House kit.
Each year, I make several houses and put them on display on my cabinets as part of my Christmas decor.
Yes, most times I buy a kit, which has the pre-made gingerbread… but I use most of my own decorating candies etc.
Plus, one never has enough frosting in those kits, so I make more icing and buy those tubes of colored icing to go with.
So, it just so happened that little Cindy Lou Who, had never made a gingerbread house ….. so I invited her and her grandmother over to my home to make her first gingerbread house while her grandmother and I sipped tea and munched on Christmas Cookies.
Quite a deal huh? Child labor to do my work for me!
Seriously, it turned out to be a great experience as it brought back memories of my children making gingerbread houses.
I watched as Cindy Lou Who’s little fingers became coated with frosting (and the granite counter-tops too) as she meticulously placed candies on the house and roof top.
She had helped me put the house together and I have to admit…a carpenter might think the house a little crooked…but we didn’t and don’t care.
Who needs perfect when little ones are learning what to do in a kitchen….and they are so eager and excited to help.
When the gingerbread house was finished…(to Cindy Lou Who’s satisfaction)…I promised her the house would have a prominent place on my cabinet-top for my Annual Christmas Open House….which is the 21st of December this year.
We have no family living close to us and so it was wonderful having a little one in my kitchen again.
I so enjoyed this little girl and her imagination….
And her gingerbread house is beautiful, isn’t it?
Do you my dear readers, encourage your little ones to help in the kitchen?
Believe me when I tell you that the memories you make today… will last a lifetime.
PS…when I told her mother I was going to post Cindy Lou Who’s gingerbread house, she asked that I not use pictures of her little girl and of course I understand and respect that.
Hence….little Cindy Lou Who!!!!! 🙂