I prepared the frosting bags/bottles, sprinkle assortments, and we started decorating.
The first thing my husband said was, "So um, how do it do this?" I briefly (20 words or less) explained the art of outlining and flooding. I didn't want to give him a full dissertation on the art of cookie decorating in fear that he would exit stage left! My daughter is too small to outline and flood so I named her "Director of Color" and "Sprinkle Assistant."
We had a lot of fun, and my husband ended up decorating more than 4 cookies! At one point he grabbed a snowflake and the black frosting. I looked up and laughed and said, "Are you making a muddy snowflake?" He replied, "What? No. This is a ninja death star!" I guess his gangster snowman needed a weapon.
We had a lot of fun making a mess and a boat load of memories. Now lets hope there are some left for Santa!