How do you feel about the word coincidence?
Some say there’s no such thing, that everything happens for a reason, reasons which may be higher than our ability to explain or rationalize.
Sometimes I agree with this controversial theory and sometimes, things just seem coincidental.
He may only be ten, he may only be entering middle school but really, it’s kind of a big deal in our lives.
I mentioned in that post how those moments where your children need you every second are short-lived. It is so true.
The time flies by so quickly that I just cannot grasp or understand how my little bunny is old enough to now switch classes, have his own locker as well as request that I not speak to him at school functions.
I can’t help but feel grateful that I had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for so many years where I was able to spend basically every second with my son.
Some moments were pure torture (any mom who fails to admit this is lying to you) yet I wouldn’t trade the memories for the world.
I can now look back on some of those torturous moments which were captured in pictures and laugh.
When we look through photo albums, I tell him the stories of his monstrous newborn nights, how he had me chasing him into bushes when he was an active toddler, that he was photographed inside the giant ice bucket because he felt the need to always climb inside at our barbecues and I never leave out that he didn’t sleep through the night until he was well over the age of four.
Beginning at the age of two weeks old, I slowly introduced him to the world of dining out. It was an outing for us to go out for lunch. It built some routine and structure into our day as well as taught him how to sit in restaurants.
I like to think that the quality time the two of us spent together (and continue to spend when he deems it okay for him), has also helped him to develop proper foodie skills.
You know you have done your job as a mother when your son orders the French Toast Cinnabon special at Maureen’s Kitchen as his post-graduation brunch.
Maureen’s Kitchen is a special breakfast spot here on the island where basically any day of the week, expect a wait to be seated in the cozy cow decorated kitchen which serves ridiculous breakfast delicacies including this special cinnamon bun sliced open and cooked French toast style with bananas and chocolate chips.
To cut down the wait time, we opted to sit at the counter which we both find entertaining since we get to watch the kitchen in action.
Some parents educate their children through museums. I opt for opening my son up to the inner-workings of fabulous food establishments.
Of course I went with the baked oatmeal.
I don’t know how to order anything else when baked oatmeal is offered on a menu.
Please don’t ask me what’s inside the oatmeal. I haven’t a clue. It is always different. It was definitely cinnamony. There may have been a raisin. Possibly a nut. Can’t place the other fruits but it all cooked and mushed together especially after I poured the warmed milk on top.
I decided that the waitress saw my post last week regarding my obsession with blueberries and bananas since she offered me a separate side dish of my latest combo to add to the oatmeal.
Believe it or not, school doesn’t officially end until tomorrow. Today is a half day so my friend and I will be picking our kids up around lunch time to head into the city for another graduation restaurant treat in the form of Max Brenner.
Bring on the chocolate.
Be sure to check out what everyone else may be thinking about today!
Do you choose savory or sweet when it comes to a brunch menu?
Favorite local breakfast spot?