Mischief Makers: The Gingerbread Village

“Glitter! What a fun and Christmas-y name!” giggled Nim.

They’d just returned from the North Pole where they had reported on their first day with the boys.

Nim giggled again.

“What’s so funny?” said Glitter the Reindeer. “I like my name.”

“Oh I like it too,” said Nim.

“Then why are you laughing?”

“No reason,” Nim said, eyes twinkling with mischief.


Glitter decided to ignore him and focus on the night’s task. She was determined to present the next Kindness Card without a mess.

“So,” said Nim. “What do you have planned for tonight?”

Glitter smiled. “I have a gingerbread village for the kids to decorate.”

Nim was shocked. “I thought you didn’t want to make a mess?!”

“I don’t. They will be strictly supervised by their parents. There will be plenty of napkins for clean-up and they will be required to take a break every 2 minutes to pick-up any sprinkles, candy or icing that falls outside the designated building area. I have it all right here on a note card.”


Nim gaped.

“I know,” she said proudly. “I’ve thought of everything.”

Nim shook his head and tried to hide a smile.

Glitter looked at him through narrowed eyes.

“What are you up to?” she asked suspiciously.

“Oh nothing. Nothing at all.”

“Hmmm…well, let’s get started, shall we?”

Nim and Glitter pulled out all the pieces for the little gingerbread village.

“I’ll just make up the icing,” said Nim.

“No, no! I’ll do that. You can organize the bags of candy. But, please, do not open them.”

Nim was done with his task in a twinkle, so he wandered over to the pantry and pulled a few bottles of sprinkles out.


When the last house was put together, Glitter stood back to look at her handiwork.

“Now these will just need to dry all night and they’ll be ready for the boys to decorate in the morning…under supervision of course. What do you think Nim?”


Nim’s answer was a joyful squeal as glittery red and green sprinkles rained down all over Glitter the Reindeer.

“Glitter! You’ve been glittered!”

Glitter glared at Nim, too shocked to speak.


“Now, now,” said Nim. “Don’t be mad. Remember the Kindness Card…’Smile at everyone you see today’.”


Not waiting for a response, Nim flew to the light and settled in to watch the boys’ reaction in the morning.


Nim’s Joke

What do you call Frosty when he mows the lawn?

Frosty the Mow-man!






2 responses to “Mischief Makers: The Gingerbread Village

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