What is the proper way to dispose of a gingerbread house? --Ed, MA
I’m so glad you asked. According to my husband, the proper way to discard a gingerbread house, which his son lovingly crafted by hand out of graham crackers and the frosting that he didn’t eat, would be to “whip it” into the bushes from the back door. Drop-kicking it might work, too, but the point is that it should be airborne for as long as possible, and mostly still intact upon landing in the shrubbery. If all goes well, it will end up near the sunken pumpkin carcasses from the previous Halloween. And in plain view of the child’s bedroom so he will ask puzzled questions.
Happy New Year, little sparrows.