After just having built one with Sloane, having an afternoon to myself with friends where our only responsibility was to decorate our very own gingerbread house, felt luxurious.
The house is a little wonky and there things I would have differently in hindsight but I love it so much. I think it looks cozy, like a house I would want to live in, and I also love it because it represents me having dedicated three hours to working with my hands and practicing creativity with no stakes or expectations (and eating a ton of candy while at work!). You know this if you've practiced something similar recently, it is a sort of therapy.
While I was making this, I was excited about bringing it home to show Sloane. I knew she would appreciate it immensely- she did!