Friday, October 29, 2010

Snicker

I'm so that mama.  You know, the over-the-top, balls-to-the-wall, she-must-have-way-too-much-time-on-her-hands kind of mama that all the other daycare mamas roll their eyes at, but secretly envy for the sheer awesomeness of dedication and creativity.

Because while I certainly don't have way too much time on my hands -- in fact, it's all I can do to get home by 6 p.m., spend an hour with the boy, get him ready for bed, do a little cleaning/laundry/chores, shower and throw something down my gullet before hitting the hay around 10 -- I do have boatloads of determination and creativity.  Which fuel excitement and pride about turning an ordinary assigment into something extraordinary.

Since the boy only goes to school Thursday and Friday, we were the last to sign up last week to bring something for today's Halloween party.  The only thing left?  Finger sandwiches. Who knew what a fierce fire finger sandwiches could light under my butt.

So, after Daddy wondered aloud about making sandwiches in the shapes of ghosts, a lightbulb went off in my head, and the planning began. 


Enter Pampered Chef cookie cutters, a combination of traditional and try-something-new ingredients and a whole lotta this-is-gonna-be-great determination.

The end result?
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

A my-kids-party-food-kicks-your-kid's-party-food's-ass platter of friggin FANTASTIC finger sandwiches.  That's right, they're in the shapes of apples, maple leaves and pumpkins.  And they have cute little menu cards, and I found a perfect fall platter for a buck.

I may not have the time stay-at-home moms do, but I have imagination and resourcefullness in spades!

1 comment:

Becki said...

WOW! Very impressive! You are THAT mom!