bridging the gap

November 7th, 2007

These guys are bridging the gap between halloween and christmas.  Well, there used to be a gap.  Now there is hardly enough time to take down the halloween decorations before the christmas ones come out.  Thanksgiving’s really getting the shaft these days.  Anyway, these mutant gingerbread men are on their way to becoming ornaments for my sister and her family.  When we were kids, we made gingerbread men every year and there were always a couple with two heads or four legs.  But my oldest sister’s three boys took this to another level–they made half bird/half man gingermutants, men with 20 legs and 7 heads,  men covered in eyeballs, poor sweet gingerbread men with all their parts rearranged, anything their strange, little boy imaginations could think up.  My nephews are not little anymore, but I thought they might like a little reminder of their cookie torturing days.  I have one more to make (an octopus gingerbread lady for my sister) and then I’ll sew them and stuff them and maybe even wrap them suckers.  Maybe this will be the year I get my christmas presents done early!

Posted in christmas, holidays.

9 Responses to bridging the gap

  1. kirsten says:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
    i LOVE them!

  2. Bethany says:

    Okay, I just popped over here from Ahna’s blog…I about died laughing when these gingerbread guys popped up! My daughter looked at me like I’d lost my mind. We are SO doing those!

    THANKS! What a great way to spend a Saturday!

  3. kelly says:

    These are so funny, I love them! -kb

  4. Katie says:

    wow- I came over from NaBloPoMo and I can’t wait to browse around. And what a great introduction these guys are, love them!

  5. Monica says:

    how funny!!

    and will you all please stop talking about Christmas????? It’s scarying me.

  6. HildeC says:

    They are just fabulous! :-D

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