Apparently, my son wants to leave his laid back, play all day summer schedule in favor of sitting in a sweaty classroom with his rowdy mates.
He wants to go back to school.
Strange request coming from a 7 year old on vacation, isn’t it?
But because we know him so well it makes total sense: structure and learning is his happy place.
And when he’s happy, we’re happy.
So, I put him to work at home.
He’s now in charge of making breakfast in the morning.
When he’s finished, he has to write a story and draw a picture about it (I throw in some math for good measure too). I’m grooming a future cookbook author, clearly…
He stays busy, focused, motivated and, the house is actually quiet for more than 10 seconds.
Shower me in confetti, people!
With that said, however, I would never attempt this during the school year as mornings are chaotic and insane, and those lifestyle magazines depicting happy, mess-free children making chia seed oatmeal on Monday mornings before work have it all wrong.
Actually, I don’t even think they have kids…
But it’s fair to say we’re all enjoying summer’s slower pace.
About breakfast: we have a special way of making eggs in our house.
After the eggs are cracked and whisked, we pour the mixture into a small non-stick pan coated in melted butter. The heat is adjusted to low, and the pan is covered.
In about 5 minutes or so, the eggs are perfectly cooked throughout like a pancake- they’re not scrambled at all. Then the eggs are cut into strips.
Homemade sourdough completes the story, toasted, smothered in butter and strawberry jam (you can find my recipe here).
As I scroll through the pictures and fix the typos in this post, I realize what you’re looking at is not the most ‘blog worthy’ breakfast that’s ever graced the screen.
But does it have to be?
It’s easy to forget how much we learn, and how satisfied our minds and bodies can be just by doing…
Even if it’s at home.