How to make green pancakes:
You’ll need eggs, salt, flour, a hot frying pan. And a couple of teenage boys that get left alone in the kitchen on a Saturday morning.
Now why would anyone want to make green pancakes you ask? That, my friend, is completely the wrong question. The correct question is: why wouldn’t you want green pancakes?!
Or blue coffee for that matter!
My son has been full of beans this entire week and when he sweetly came and offered me a nice cup of coffee the other evening, I should’ve known something was up.
I was busy working on something and I probably would’ve just brought the mug to my lips without ever looking at it, if it wasn’t for the ridiculously big grin he gave me after I said thank you.
With my surprised: “What on earth is this??!!” he burst out laughing.
I looked at him, then the blue concoction in my mug, shook my head, smiled…and drank my blue coffee. The blue after-coffee tongue and lips are his confirmation of a job well done.
He’s such a mischievous soul and I sometimes wonder if he was born that way or if my husband’s just been that good a teacher. Between the two of them, my daughter and I have our hands full. Recently my daughter found an almond when she bit into the center of her banana. No, it wasn’t some sort of hybrid almond/banana anomaly. Someone not named my husband helped prepare her school lunch the night before, and pushed an almond right through the outer skin into the banana so it wasn’t obvious from the outside.
Now I admit that there’s been times where I’ve been less amused with the antics. When you’re in a rush in the morning and you can’t find your toothbrush…yes, things can get interesting to say the least.
I do have a secret weapon of my own though…I happen to be the only person in our house that isn’t ticklish. A big bonus when an all-out tickle war gets declared.
I’m so very blessed that my family constantly reminds me, sometimes in not so subtle ways, just how important it is to laugh and have fun together. When we all get busy with life and everyone is rushing from one task to the next, things can sometimes get a bit tense.
But when we make time to have some fun together; whether it’s being the unsuspecting recipient of blue coffee, ending up in a wrestling match on the living room floor, or relaxing in front of the Television with my husband and having my daughter casually wobble and gobble her way into the room to do her turkey dance in front of us, the tension melts and cheeks hurt from smiling so much. Laughing together is a special thing.
Laughter has a way of dissolving tension and making problems seem so much smaller. Laughter helps us remember all the things we love about each other.
I’d love to hear about some of the things that makes the laughter ring in your home!