Wednesday, November 9, 2011

every morning

photos at Boat Street Cafe

Over the course of the past several weeks, we've developed a routine, weeknight conversation, Abbott and me. It goes something like this. 'Mom, what are we having for breakfast tomorrow?' I do a quick mental calculation of what we have in the house, and what the next morning will entail. If I say 'eggs' or 'cereal', that's the end of it. If I say, 'baked oatmeal', or 'french toast' or 'pancakes', he reminds me to leave out the recipe for him. Then, when he wakes up, usually while Cal and I are still sleeping, and Alexi is getting ready for work, he gets the day started for us. He sets the table first, and puts gummi vites at his and Cal's spots. Sometimes he unloads the dishwasher. He gets out the ingredients, skillet or baking dish, and any needed utensils, and clears the counter next to the range, in order to have a free work space. Then, he settles in with a book, or homework, or practices the piano, until I come downstairs. We say our good mornings, and get to work. We've got our rhythm worked out. I slice the fruit and pack lunches, while he makes the breakfast.

12 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

What a great son; so smart and understanding that he knows the house belongs to all family members.

Affordable Insurance said...

He's such a sweet son! Nice post!

Megan Gordon said...

So sweet, Lecia.

Also: I pretended not to have a sore throat a few days back and it magically went away...hope the same has worked for you!

KPiep said...

Can your wonderful child come and teach my wonderful children a few things? I love this!

gia said...

How did you manage that??

LMT said...

This is the nicest thing I've ever heard. Sweet child!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post about the mother-son relationship, and treasuring everyday joys.

Becky said...

I know you know this but he is such a jewel.

He's gonna make somebody a great husband one day.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Wow. I hope my boys will do this some day. They're only 4 and 6 at the moment, so it might be a while, but it's something to look forward to!

Francesca said...

what a lovely and peaceful way to start the day together.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

A perfect routine.

Tracy said...

That is incredibly sweet. Pulling at my heart.