Banana Pancakes

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Music Series: Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson

Just a feel-good story to make you smile. “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson. Enjoy! xo

Link to this song on my Spotify playlist called Rainy Saturday Morning: https://open.spotify.com/track/451GvHwY99NKV4zdKPRWmv

Shelli

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Can’t you see that it’s just raining?

There’s no need to go outside

As you lay in bed, Harry’s arm wrapped around you from behind, you hear the distant thunder and the light rain tapping at the windows. Harry’s gentle puffs of air against your ear are in perfect rhythm to the rain dancing against the glass. You smile to yourself as you think about how happy you are. You’re living your dream with the man you love who also loves you.

You hear the cooing sound coming from the monitor on the table next to Harry’s side of the bed. You stretch, yawning, not wanting to leave the comfortable spot you’ve found between covers and Harry.

“Da-Da,” you hear your 9-month-old gurgle to herself. “Da-Da.”

You smile as Harry squeezes you tightly, lightly planting kisses to your shoulder. You feel his smile against your skin as he chuckles gently. “I’ll get her, love. She’s asking for me anyway,” he states, proudly.

Baby, you hardly even notice when I try to show you this song is meant to keep you

From doing what you’re supposed to

Waking up too early, maybe we can sleep in

I’ll make you banana pancakes, pretend like it’s the weekend now

“Smells good in here!” Harry says, as he walks into the kitchen carrying his and your daughter. “What’s mumma makin’ for us, peanut?” Harry looks over your shoulder, kissing your cheek. “Banana pancakes? Smells delicious!”

Harry continues kissing your cheek and your neck as your try to fix breakfast. He giggles at distracting you, humming some tune in your ear, dancing with you in one arm and his baby girl in his other.

“Now, how am I supposed to feed my family if you’re distracting me?” you giggle. “Anyway, I thought it sounded good on a rainy morning with nowhere we have to be,” you grin, as you decorate each pancakes with slices of banana. Harry looks toward the direction of the large living room windows, seeing the lightning as a loud clap of thunder sounds.

And we could pretend it all the time

Can’t you see that it’s just raining?

Ain’t no need to go outside

“Perfect day for just staying at home with my girls, right, angel?” Harry asks his daughter, kissing her cheeks as she places her hands on his face, kissing him until he’s giggling.

But just maybe, laka ukulele, Mommy made a baby

Really don’t mind the breakfast, because you’re my little lady

Lady, lady, love me, because I love to lay here lazy

We could close the curtains, pretend like there’s no world outside

Harry and you smile at each other, lying on the blanket on the living room floor, watching your child playing with her feet, trying to bend in half to chew on them. You feel Harry’s hand reach for yours, lacing his fingers with yours and caressing your hand with his thumb. You both laugh as your baby loses her balance and topples over against Harry.

“I’ve got ya, angel,” he says proudly, setting her upright again. “Daddy’s got ya.”

Can’t you see, can’t you see? Rain all day, and I don’t mind

The telephone is singing, ringing. It’s too early. Don’t pick it up.

We don’t need to, we got everything we need right here

And everything we need is enough

Just so easy when the whole world fits inside of your arms

Don’t really need to pay attention to the alarm. Wake up slow, mhmmm, wake up slow

Harry cradles his sleeping child as she lays between the two of you in your bed, sleeping soundly. He lightly kisses her cheek, then looks at you, smiling and gently stroking your hair.

“Thank you for her,” he says, genuinely and affectionately. “You and she are my world, you know. Could stay like this forever and never complain.”

“I wish she’d stay little forever,” you say, gently placing your finger in your daughter’s grasp. “She’s growing so fast.”

“Time to think about making her a little brother or sister, you think?” he smiles mischievously at you. “I’d like our babies to be close in age, wouldn’t you?”

You pull his hand to your lips and kiss it, laying your cheek against it. “Yeah, I would.”

“Settled then,” he says, looking at you then at his daughter. “Take as many of these little wonders as you’ll give me. And more days like today.”

And we could pretend it all the time. Can’t you see that it’s just raining?

Ain’t no need to go outside. Ain’t no need, ain’t no need

Rain all day and I really, really, really don’t mind

Can’t you see, can’t you see? You got to wake up slow

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12.04.2017 it is a morning made for banana pancakes today!😁🍌

Step 1: smash one banana
Step 2: add two eggs
Step 3: beat eggs and banana
Step 4: fry pancake (i added sunflower spread to my pan so that it wouldn’t stick - it’s an awful pan- but it made my pancakes look super shiny..)
Step 5: flip and cook
Step 6: devour!!

I added honey and a blob of jam on top of my pancakes and omg they were divine! So tasty and filling!

Getting ready for uni now then off to the library i go!🖥️📖📝📚

Seeing that I’ve lost 5 pounds in less than a month is kind of a big deal for me. I’m so excited. It’s giving me some momentum to stay on top of things this week.

My kids don’t always like what I eat, so asking them what they like to eat is a big deal. I make weekly menus and letting them participate helps a lot. When I make the food they ask for I’ve found that if I can say they asked for what I’ve made they’re more likely to eat it. I think it’s because I can say they chose it and they like being in charge of things.

Some things that my kids love for breakfast are

Rice Chex
Pancakes
Waffles
Bananas and other fruit (but usually bananas)

Pancakes and waffles can be startchy because they’re made with flour, but there are healthy pancake recipes. One I’ve used that my kids love are banana pancakes. Here’s the recipe:

1 ripe banana
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Mash together. Cook like pancakes. (You can multiply this so you can make however many you need.

My kids are cereal fiends so I don’t make these often (and if my husband cooks he uses regular pancake stuff).

Have a great morning everyone!