happily ever after: For Auntie

Monday, April 14, 2008

For Auntie

So last fall my sister came to visit us for a few days. (so much fun) On one morning, she banished me to my room to get ready and informed me SHE would be making the boys breakfast, and I was NOT to interfere. (sp?) Yeah, like that's hard. Go for it, sister, make me have some quiet time to myself. What torture. But then I found out what she was feeding the little spawns for breakfast, you know, the most important meal of the day....yep, pie and ice cream. Now, I'm one of those moms that doesn't like sugar cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios is pretty much pushing it for me, hello, honey is sugar. Even the waffles I make are from scratch, don't have any added sugar and are loaded with oatmeal, whole grains, flax seed and walnuts. (I know, my family is lucky to have me!) And I get the 100% maple syrup. SO coming out to the kitchen to find them slurping down ice cream and pie at 7:30 in the morning, not good, mind you, not good. But the looks of glee on all their faces, that was worth it. And the fact that they think Auntie hangs the moon, well, all the better.

SO....Auntie....this one's for you!

Yep, I get Mom of the Year award today. That's peach pie and ice cream and it's 8am!!!! :o)

The boys have had a little vacation from school for about 2 weeks. With testing and Calvin's trip to CA with Dad, we've just had a lot of time off. So I had informed the boys last night that we were starting back to it this morning. Oh, the downward faces, the depression set in fast. The poor things, but I, of all people, know that the greatest cure for depression is yummy homemade pie and ice cream. Yep, sure enough, their school books were greeted this morning with smiles.

Hope you have a great Monday, and if you can, go have some pie!