With the exception of the year I taught kindergarten, I've never made a gingerbread house before. I decided this year, I wanted to start a new tradition with my boys and make one with them. It was frustrating to make it with them, and I did more yelling than I would have liked, but I like our house. And really, what was I expecting from a 1 yr old and a 3 year old...all they wanted to do was eat the candy and lick the icing. I have some ideas on how to improve the situation next year, and maybe I'll make one with Brad but make the kindergarten kind with the boys.
(The kindergarten ones involve an empty child sized milk container, lots of icing, a plastic knife, lots of candy and no actual gingerbread!)