My feel good Mom moment is when they get home from school, or when I greet them at school as they come out of their classrooms. I love the big hugs and the sense of relief I get from them; that they're back with me and are done with school for the day. I always tell them I missed them and I'm glad they are home. If they are carpooling, and they walk through the front door, I love that I'm home for them to welcome them back.
I think school is stressful no matter what age you are. Having to listen and follow rules, navigating the social ups and downs on the playground and with classmates. Trying your best to fit in, to do things right, to learn.
When the girls get home from school they get a snack. They run to wash their hands and we all sit at the table together and eat and talk about what happened at school.
An easy, homemade snack I love to make is cinnamon toast.
I remember my Mom making this for us when we were kids.
No recipe needed, of course. But, to get you in the mood, here's how I make it:
- Any kind of bread works great. I usually have whole wheat on hand.
- Spread butter on bread (lots of it makes it even better!)
- Sprinkle with a three-to-one ratio of cinnamon to sugar mixture.
- Broil for a few minutes until bubbly, melted, golden brown.
|Our afternoon cinnamon toast with Mother's Day tulips in the background.|