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.