Can I just say THANK YOU?
To the friends who called, texted, emailed, sent packages and love from afar in response to Ellie’s kindergarten “woes”.
You do not know, how much it meant to me.
I got a card from a long-time friend on Saturday and I just wept.
I feel loved.
I feel supported.
I feel like we can do this.
So thank you.
From the bottom of my toes.
I love you all.
Here is the update: she is doing fantastic.
But changes are coming.
Long story short, starting next Monday she will begin a program that will bring her into school an hour earlier with a different bus driver, etc.
We are doing what we think is the best thing.
That’s all you can do.
So our Ellie has had a rough transition into Kindergarten.
I come from the fabric that comfort food can make any critical situation a little better.
I know in this age of all things Paleo and low-fat maybe that isn’t as popular a solution.
And to that, I say WHO CARES.
If I had a bad day growing up and my mom made me chocolate pudding, my misfortunes melted away.
To this day, chocolate pudding is my “mommy” food.
Along with “dunk eggs”.
Last week, I suggested to Ellie that we have chocolate chip pancakes for dinner.
Her face lit up like a Christmas tree.
Because sometimes you just need pancakes.
Bad Day Better Pancakes
2 C. flour
4 tbsps. sugar
4 tsps. Baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 C. milk
4 Tbsp. Melted butter
2 Tbsp. oil
Chocolate chips (it varies. Some weeks we use one cup, others two. This week was a two-cup week.)
Mix all the above in a large mixing bowl until blended.
Preheat a griddle to 300-350 degrees.
If you love pancakes, invest in a griddle.
I cannot make pancakes in a frying pan.
Plus, if you are making for a family, it is hard to keep warm and make new ones all at once.
Grilled cheese on a griddle is superb.
As the griddle is preheating, take a pat of butter/margarine and rub it all over the griddle.
Then take a 1/2 C. measuring cup and dole out your pancakes onto the griddle.
Two minutes per side is my lucky number.
Or Panpakes as my girls call them.
I guarantee you can’t possibly frown while eating these.
And really, there is nothing a pancake can’t turn around.