Not all gingerbread houses are created equal.
Most anyone with young children can attest to that. You start out confident. And hopeful. On the box of the gingerbread kit you picked up from the grocery store is an image of perfectly-placed sprinkles and perfectly-placed gummy bears on an all-too-perfectly built gingerbread house – the blueprint for your impending tasty masterpiece.
Soon, your fumbling with roll-away peppermints, drooping globs of frosting and broken candy canes. The kids have eaten all the gummy bears. The east wall of your gingerbread cave … umm … house is caving in. That same image of candy perfection on the box now taunts you, whispering “better luck next year.”