For the past four years, Zack has requested Rice Krispie treats, on a stick, with a marshmallow anchor, dipped in chocolate. This is my entirely my fault. I got this grand idea for snack in his preschool, so for four years now, I've made these.
OH, and it requires a double batch. If you've ever made these sticky treats, you know how much fun stirring that mess is. Let alone cleaning it up!
With the cake pop craze in full swing, we adopted a Rice Krispie Cake Pop. Zack decided the sticks should be paint brushes so the kids would have something left over. Very clever on his part, don't you think?
They may not look very appetizing right now, and the photography is horrid, but I've been told they are goooooood. Transporting 21 of them to school will be a challenge because the snack bags I got to oh-so-artfully package them in were too small. Enter the hair-tearing and mental swearing. But oh well. I'm in my pajamas and this took two hours and they can do without bags. Yay for waxed paper!
Zack tasted his first Rice Krispies (as plain cereal) today, too. He is a very very very very particular eater -- technically, per the doctor, has "food aversion". Anyway, he has a thing about texture, so he likes cereal but won't put milk on it.
Rice Krispies are very lightweight.
Don't sneeze while lifting a spoonful of
dry Rice Krispies to your mouth.
It IS possible to laugh while vacuuming.
And now for the Deep Thoughts portion of the blog post.
A dear friend gave me a set of Magnetic Poetry for Artists for Christmas, and Zack LOVED it. Here's what he posted on the fridge:
I like it.
That kid's worth
two hours over the stove
and vacuuming up sneezed-upon Rice Krispies.
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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off. She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.