I am generally the stereotypical mom/teacher whose immune system is strong and doesn’t have time to be sick. 😉 Well, some crud came and hit the whole family hard this week. During the worst day for all of us, I was scheduled to take dinner to a friend, which I loved doing (no complaints). But after teaching sick kiddos all day, cooking their dinner, and delivering it, I was spent and so were they. Again, not complaining, this is just leading up to my mommy failure. It was just about six on our way home and I was debating dinner for us. My mind, nose and head were clogged and so we pulled into the grocery store where I proceeded to buy packaged sodium. For those of you who know me, this is not my style, but sometimes something has to give. And I felt extremely guilty laying down the made for kid tv dinners, as well as donuts for the next morning. But, such is life. And the kids love donuts!!! 🙂
My calm, sweet little girl has caught a coughing virus. It is keeping us all up at night. The dr. prescribed her with some mild steroids to help her asthma which is going crazy with the cough. Nice weather + 10 days of school left + beautiful weather + confinement to the couch + asthma medicine + no sleep at night = calm child bouncing off the walls = crazy mommy. HA! 🙂
Because I do not always want to be teacher mommy or rule maker mommy, I decided to incorporate Cooking Days and Science Days into our school days…plus try to be fun mommy during non-school hours. 😉 Cooking and Science Days are so fun for the kids though that I really do not need to be rule making mommy in a strict way…they follow because it is fun.
Today is Tuesday and Tuesdays are cooking days, so we made Orange Julius. I LOVED orange julius as a kid…and it is still so yummy! Easy and quick too.
1 1/4 cups orange juice
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup ice
Put all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth and frothy. Enjoy!