Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to School Surprise

Today was the day The Boy thought would surely never come. Or at least it seemed so far away when school broke in June for the summer. But the clock pauses for no one and today at six a.m. alarms were ringing in my house.

Today, while The Boy showered and primped (oh yes, boys primp too!) I prepared him some breakfast. We did our final mother/son talk about drugs, alcohol, mean kids, good attitudes, and making his momma proud. After that, I forced him to take the traditional first day of school photo.

Then he walked out the door, heading to a new bus stop. Then I choked back so many tears!

Today, my son entered his Freshman year of high school. Gone is the handsome, little boy who I walked into kindergarten. Gone is the middle schooler.

As with most everything else, when I am sad/stressed/happy/mad/tired I threw myself into making something. Today....MARSHMALLOW POPS.

Both The Boy and The Short Chic love marshmallows.  I think they are one of their favorite foods. Smear that marshmallow with chocolate and it is even better.

Step 1:

Open a bag of fresh marshmallows and stick them with popcicle sticks.

Step 2:
Dip the marshmallow in melted chocolate bark. I used Wilton's Candy Melts. Swirl the marshmallow around coating the bottom and a bit of the sides. Knock off excess chocolate by taping the stick on the side of the pan.

Step 3:

Swirl the wet chocolate around in some sprinkles. Pictures are multicolored nonpareils. But any type of sprinkles will work.  Then make sure all of the chocolate is covered with sprinkles.

Step 4:

Let them dry. I used a very creative option of an empty egg carton. But then I ran out of room so I used glasses.

After you have let them all dry, you can put them in little treat bags and close it all up with a pretty ribbon or curling ribbon.

Sugar. It can almost make me forget that The Boy is growing up fast! It can almost make me forget how quickly The Short Chic is growing up quickly too. Almost. But not completely!

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