Every kid's made a mud pie or two -- sitting out in the dirt, a bucket of water by your side, a pile of mud in front of you, shaping and rolling with your messy little hands. All the other kids? Well, their mud pies were so pedestrian. Plain, round mounds of mud, with pieces of grass sticking out all willy-nilly. Your mud pie, on the other hand, was a work of art. It was tiered! Grass artfully placed around the perimeter of each layer, a fine sprinkling of sand on top for texture and crunch. Perhaps maybe even a flower or two, tastefully placed in the center. Yes, kid, you've got a future!