I made soft pretzels with my children. Sort of. I learned a couple of things (always learning, us parents).
1-Always Always read the entire way through a recipe, even if you think you've been baking long enough to wing it a bit.
2-Don't assume that because your airbake sheet takes forever to bake cookies that it will do the same for your pretzels.
3-Don't assume that natural light begats good pictures.
The results--edible, but not exactly soft, pretzels, grainy pictures, happy kids.