Pancakes for dinner rank right up there with warm chocolate chip cookies and sunshine after a rain, as far as my favorite (random) things go.
It’s probably because it’s nostalgic. One of those little things; those little memories of “mommy-daughter” time. When Dad was out of town, it was applesauce pancakes for dinner. The big “treat”. I looked forward to it when I was 4, 14, 24, and yep, probably this 34th year, it will be one of those things that just hasn’t changed – I still smile just thinking of it.
Thursdays Jesse has class in the evening. So when I get home from work, Selah and I have a mommy-daughter “date” scheduled for us. This Thursday, I asked her what she wanted for dinner, and she didn’t have any better ideas than I did. And so it crossed my mind to carry on our little tradition. As it turns out, she’s a natural! She ate about a half-batch of those things, and loved every bite.
It was one of those special moments that saying “we had pancakes for dinner” doesn’t quite capture the beauty. So I fold it up in the files of my memory, tabbing it for safe keeping and easy reference on a day that just needs a sprinkle of sweet joy and pinch of love.