Monday, September 8, 2014

September 8

We’re back to the days of catching up on sleep over the weekend; homework, and trying to remember enough math to complete it; voracious appetites after football and hockey practices staunched by hurried bowls of granola and milk in a dark kitchen. The boys seem to be taking it all in stride. I sometimes forget where they are during the day; in the back of my mind they’re reading in their rooms. I worry there will come a time when I forget to pick them up from school.

We're going through flat after flat of peaches while we can. Every day some teeter on the edge of overripe and become smoothies for snacks. Pears are beginning to make an appearance at the market, but I don’t have an appetite for them, yet.

Bedtimes, Cal has been on a “making” jag: paper snowflakes and paper chains, mostly. Abbott gets under Cal’s covers and one of us reads to them while Cal cuts, tapes and colors. And then, after talking, talking, talking, the house settles and its already time to think about tomorrow, which will be some version of today.

Peach-Banana Smoothie

1 medium banana, cut into chunks
1 medium-sized ripe peach, pitted and sliced
1 cup vanilla yogurt, preferably European-style
¼ cup orange juice
optional: 1 cup small ice cubes

Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until uniform.

Yield: 2 servings


Isabelle Hulm said...

Sounds exactly like the routine we've just returned to, particularly the catching up on sleep at weekends :-/

I also recognise the endless talking: my daughter in particular talks from dusk till dawn.

But we're so lucky to be able to do it all again the next day, aren't we. All the best there xxx

Lecia Phinney said...

Isabelle: these are the days. xo