I came up with this riddle over the holidays but since my family doesn't speak English, you get to be the audience. Exciting!
You had a thing precious you worked so hard to make
I worked even harder to that treasure break.
Yet no one would yell at me, no one would leer,
my punishment was only applause and cheer.
And from the remains of that which I maimed
a thing much similar (but better!) I claimed.
What exactly could I be talking about?