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The Best Gingerbread House

We spent the holidays with extended family and created our own gingerbread houses from store-bought kits.

I decided to take it upon myself to judge the gingerbread house contest and strolled around, commenting on everyone’s artistic abilities.

When I saw what a lovely house my son had built, I was astounded.

He is a recent STEM graduate who is better known for his math skills than his artistic abilities. I complimented him on his home’s beautiful design and expressed my admiration for him.

“You’re proud of me for making a gingerbread house?” he inquired.

He then listed his accomplishments, mentioning that he had double-majored in college and received multiple prestigious grants and internships.

I told him that I was proud of him for stepping outside of his comfort zone to demonstrate his artistic abilities.

Life is amusing.

This story originally appeared on Medium.

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