Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The White Rabbit is my soul sister.

I do love Shakespeare pissed:

Devouring Time blunt thou the lion's paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood,
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger's jaws,
And burn the long-lived phoenix, in her blood,
Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleet'st,
And do whate'er thou wilt swift-footed Time
To the wide world and all her fading sweets.
But I forbid thee one most heinous crime:
O carve not with thy hours my love's fair brow,
Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen,
Him in thy course untainted do allow,
For beauty's pattern to succeeding men.
Yet do thy worst old Time: despite thy wrong,
My love shall in my verse ever live young.


But Time is such a crazy entity - precious and fleeting and a healer of all wounds and that which I curse on a daily basis, so when Jen over at Sprite's Keeper threw out the idea of time as a writing prompt, I jumped on board.

I actually allowed two of my students, two girls who would fit right in with The Plastics, to ruin a large chunk of my day today. And then I ruined another chunk by being so pissed that I allowed that to happen - that I wasted time on ridiculous people. Excuse me while I go beat on the punching bag for a minute.

Okay, I'm better now.

My kids pay a price for all the hours I work (minimum of 50 hours a week), and I am actually being eaten alive by guilt. Luckily for me I am able to consume enough pasta, chocolate, and cheese to fill in the eaten-away-parts and then some. However, this past weekend I grabbed Time and wrestled it to the ground, commanded it to stay down in my fiercest teacher-voice, so that my daughters and I could create these:

Is this just one of the cutest things ever? It is made from cake and candy coating and an extra helping of cute.

I can't take credit for these. The kudos go to Bakerella, who is just amazing.

But, I can take credit for the cute bakers ...

And, I did make sure to use Red Velvet cake mix. This way, when the darling little chicks are bitten into, the insides look meaty.


And it was worth every single minute.


Sprite's Keeper said...

I saw those chicks myself and thought I have to make them for Easter! Yours turned out so well!!! And now you're versing Shakespeare? You have my heart tonight! Time is of the essence and I completely agree the time wasted playing with our kids is no waste at all. (And you get to eat the rewards here.) You're linked!

Ginger said...

How adorable! The girls AND the chicks! When I first saw them, I thought they were made of cheese. (The chicks, not the girls, giggle!)

Don't worry about the guilt. All working mothers have that, even after your kids are all grown and moved out!

Katie said...

HAHAHAHA! I love that you made the inside of those adorable chicks look "meaty". Too bad you couldn't make them scream when bitten.
Those are really freaking cute. I'm terrible about doing cutesy stuff like that for the kids.
And, whoa, that Skakespeare was pretty amazing. Do your worst because I've already immortalized her? Nice.

Rachel said...

I love seeing all the other Bakerella fans out there! Although I just read and drool and don't attempt to make them. I also really liked your choice of quote. You've gone and made me miss my English classes in college.

Joanie M said...

Love the cake pops!

HeatherPride said...

Oh my gosh, I am LOVIN' those little chickies!! I might have to roll up my sleeves and get crackin' on those little cuties. But the red velvet??? Oh my!

Camille said...

Oy, I don't read Shakespeare if I can avoid it, so I skipped that part. But I agree with the rest---I'm glad you got to spend some (what sounds like) much-needed bonding time with the wee ones. Thanks for spinning!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Those chicks are really cute! I'm going to have to make time to do that with the Princess Nagger... ;)

Stopped by from Sprite's - enjoying my visit! :)

Anonymous said...

Your daughter shared one with me... they were delish!

Dr Zibbs said...

Very cute!