Alright what on earth has become of me?  So my 6 year old son comes to me in his sweetest voice ever and asks me if I can help his gingerbread man get home.  Of course I'm asking him a whole lot of questions, like first, "what are you talking about?".  Well, he explained to me that his teacher sent him home with an orange sheet of paper with 25 spots to add BoxTops to. Once each space is filled the gingerbread man will have a complete path to his home.  Okay, so I've been collecting BoxTops for a year now but in order to be fair, I've been completing collection sheets and sending them in with my kids.  However, because I have 3 kids collecting I usually rotate who gets to bring them in.  I Also have about 9 or 10 co-workers who collect them for me to add to the collection.  However, I haven't really felt the enthusiasm or energy from my kids to collect them until tonight.  So, I really didn't have very many on hand to help the gingerbread man out but I did realize that we had products in the pantry that I could cut them out from.  My family may think I'm nuts when they go to the pantry tomorrow morning to get cereal.  Just about every box now has a hole from where the BoxTop used to be.  By the way, Welch's needs to be a little bit more friendly about their placement of BoxTops.  Yes, I was wrestling with a jar of jelly just to cut the BoxTop off of it.  The best part is that the gingerbread man will be making it home soon and my son will have a big smile from this accomplishment.  The things we go through as parents...but it is all so worth it!

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Nov. 18, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Thats so sweet. Remionds me of simular stories with my 6 yr old. :)

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Nov. 19, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Sweet Mommy!!

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Nov. 19, 2010 at 9:27 PM

yep. the gingerbread dude is happy to be back home.

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Nov. 20, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Wow, now that's a cool Gingerbread Man!  I think my son will get a laugh at it dancing.

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Nov. 20, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Oh good grief! LOL

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Nov. 26, 2010 at 3:32 PM

I'd do the same if I had to! HUGS!

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