I’ve written here before about one of Gretchen Rubin’s (of The Happiness Project) precepts…
“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”
I have always envied families who make gingerbread houses as part of their holiday tradition but the very thought of doing it myself, made me break in to a sweat. I can’t roll out dough and I had terrible visions of beautifully decorated houses falling in on themselves because of shoddy construction. I have made the kind with milk cartons and they are fine, but they look like they have been made out of, well, milk cartons.
This year, I found the perfect solution. Around here we call it the ‘plastic bread house.’ It is indeed a plastic house. I found The Candy Cottage in the amazing Chinaberry catalog and it truly lives up to it’s description.
Do we have a homemade gingerbread house? No. But did we have a great time being together, being creative and eating too much candy? By not letting the perfect get in the way of the good, we sure did.