So, yesterday Noah started Preschool...okay, so it was just Summer Camp at his Preschool this fall but nonetheless it was 2 whole hours away from momma and little sister and 2 whole hours by himself, listening to two teachers and hanging out with kids he'd never met before. We had been talking it up for a couple of months now and yesterday was the BIG day. It went well, *sigh of relief*
Ok, so it didn't start off so well...he was cool up until he entered the classroom and then out of nowhere we had full out waterworks happening. Kids are so unpredictable aren't they? Happy and smiling and telling me how he was a big boy and preschool was going to be so fun and then crying...what the whaaaat!?! All the parents had to come in for the first day and get the low down and then we got to leave, well most of us anyways. I stayed for about a half hour trying to talk up the fun-ness he was about to have but he wouldn't buy it. Finally a teacher said to just go and she'd call if it wasn't going to work. Uhhh, ok...so I left...major tears and shrieks of unhappy-ness followed and oh yeah, there was quite the death grip to my leg and clothes. But I left. About 45 minutes later I got the call. A GOOD call. A call where the teacher happily told me he was fine, he calmed down, he was at that moment playing with the other kids and was doing well. YAY!!! That was hard.
When I went to pick him up he was all smiles. Telling me he didn't want to go home and that he wanted to stay at Preschool all day. Really? Kids are so unpredictable. Gotta love 'em.
Before his BIG first day of school (camp) yesterday I made him one of his most favorite breakfasts, chocolate chip pancakes, you know, trying to butter him up for all the fun-ness that is Preschool Summer Camp.
I used a gluten-free pancake mix cause if I'm going to do a mix it might as well be gluten-free, right? It's one of our favorites around here and I thought I'd share it with you in case you are wondering if it's good...and worth the price, since it's a bit more expensive than regular pancake mix. It's Pamela's brand and looks like this:
The chocolate chips we use are from Enjoy Life, they are dairy, soy and gluten-free and look like this:
They are really good, really. They taste just like regular chocolate chips, pinky swear. I love the fact that they are mini chips too cause that way I use a lot less to get the same chocolate-y taste. YAY for that!!
Just a side note, there is almond meal in the baking mix, so you WILL see little flecks of brown in your batter. Once it cooks up though you won't even notice it...just sayin'...it just looks a bit odd if you aren't used to that sort of thing.
Yum, a giant stack of First-Day-of-Preschool Chocolate Chip Pancakes!
And who could forget the syrup? Not us!!
And your first bite has to be through ALL the pancakes...
Now let's just hope for this face after every day!!