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Zombiebread

Started: 2021-01-03 15:04:36

Submitted: 2021-01-03 17:05:41

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Zombies made out of gingerbread

On the first day the kids were out of school for the Christmas holiday, Kiesa set the kids up making gingerbread and Christmas cookies.

Julian decorates Christmas cookies
Julian decorates Christmas cookies

In the midst of our global pandemic, "Christmas holiday" meant "we're still at home, but no longer trying to do school remotely". (Because the pandemic is currently surging to ridiculous levels, even as we try to wait for the vaccine that we all desperately hope will end this disaster, we stayed at home to avoid all contact outside our household.)

Julian helps Kiesa cut gingerbread people
Julian helps Kiesa cut gingerbread people

Kiesa made the dough and cut out the cookies, then gave them to Calvin and Julian to decorate with icing and candy. Most of the candy made it onto the cookies; only some was eaten.

Julian prepares to decorate Christmas cookies
Julian prepares to decorate Christmas cookies

Calvin, of course, made zombies.

Calvin decorates a gingerbread cookie
Calvin decorates a gingerbread cookie

(In case it's not obvious, this is a gingerbread zombie lurching to the right, with its arms stretching out in front to the right, with its dead-eyed stare (an M&M) and slack-jawed face looking to the right as it goes in search of brains.)

Calvin's gingerbread zombie
Calvin's gingerbread zombie

Kiesa, meanwhile, made an elaborate gingerbread house, with a steeply-sloping roof and windows made out of melted Jolly Racher candies and a chimney made out of gumdrops. (I neglected to get a picture of it, though, before we ate it shortly after Christmas.)

Gingerbread person with a unibrow
Gingerbread person with a unibrow
Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000