“What you radiate outward in your thoughts, feelings, mental pictures and words, you attract into your life.”
- Catherine Ponder
My 10-year-old daughter is a foodie. I think she got it from my mom. This kid has been so on the ball since she was born, including getting herself fully dressed with accessories at 18 months old, reminding me of things I needed to bring – a water bottle to soccer for example – at 2 1/2 years old, and wanting to make her own food at 3 1/2 years old.
She has made her own lunch for school for as long as I can remember, including making crepes from scratch with fruit filling in the morning and wrapping them in foil so they are still warm.
She loves making pancakes and waffles from scratch. I got her an awesome waffle iron at a yard sale for three bucks. She uses it every weekend.
I like to use stuff up that we already have. I definitely got this from my mom. It makes me so happy.
We've had this chocolate protein powder for a while and I wanted it out of here. So I decided to make protein muffins. I made gluten-free corn muffins – Wegmans box brand because I ain't no foodie – with the chocolate protein powder. The kids loved 'em and had no idea they had protein powder in them – score! But I only used about a quarter of the protein powder. Gaaaaahhhh!
So I decided to make chocolate protein waffles. I dumped the whole lot of that powder into the pancake mix and added a lot of extra milk and eggs and of course chocolate chips. I topped it with tons of syrup, whipped cream and more chocolate chips in the hopes that my three boys would not notice all the protein powder in those waffles.
I glared at Sage from across the kitchen as she made funny faces looking at the waffle extravaganza. My glare was instead of saying, "Hey! Don't say anything! They have no idea!"
By the way I also love my boys to eat a lot of protein -- ever since we stopped being raw vegan three years ago I have amped up their protein to help them catch up. And it's worked!
The boys gobbled those waffles up without a second thought.
Later Sage was making her homemade buttermilk waffles and I said, "The boys loved the waffles! They didn't even know!"
She made a face and said "Well… Actually… Phoenix asked me to make waffles -- and to make sure they were not chocolate."
"Well he ate every bit on his plate so I think he did like them!" I snarled.
Man was I pissed. I was reactive. I was non-yogic.
But then because of my daily yoga practice and my intention, I was aware. I was aware of my reactivity and my bad energy. I knew that it was not going to go well from here so I simply removed myself from the situation.
I breathed in and breathed out and re-centered myself. And then, just a few minutes later, I was able to go back to my sweet daughter, apologize, and begin again.
She was unfazed. She laughed -- and then we laughed together at the absurdity of it all.
By the way, her batch of waffles came out real bad. I threw her off momentarily with my bad energy and she forgot to put the butter in. So they were all rubbery.
And the boys therefore actually DID like mine better (as gross as they were).
We laughed later about this and about how both of our batches of waffles stunk and how powerful the law of attraction is.
There's always a lesson. Even in the battle of the waffles.
Have the best day ever!
Taylor plus 5