Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Pancakes, Pancakes


So this is our new favorite bedtime story and has been for the past week or so. Sophie goes through phases and we never really know when or why she becomes fixated with a particular book. But we're not complaining, particularly when it's a fun book like Pancakes, Pancakes, which is about a boy who craves a big pancake for breakfast and has to go through an entire process-- from threshing the wheat to milking the cow-- to get the different ingredients. I think it's good for Sophie to know that food doesn't just appear on your table and that there is a process by which it gets there.

And so, to make things a little more fun, we decided to make pancakes yesterday morning. I showed her all the different things that go into her pancake and we talked about how different they are from the story. No eggs, butter, and milk for us, but there was soy milk, baking powder, and oil. I asked her to choose between strawberry jam that the boy in the book had or chocolate chips, and of course, the wise toddler chose chocolate :) And while I was making the pancakes in the kitchen, she sat and read the book with Jude:

Reading Pancakes, Pancakes in anticipation
In anticipation of breakfast

Thanks to this really easy recipe, it didn't take long for yummy, fluffy pancakes to reach the breakfast table:

And breakfast, is served
Pancakes, Pancakes!

I think Sophie was sufficiently pleased- she was silent the whole time, carefully chewing and savoring the melty chocolate chips, and finished the entire pancake in less than 10 minutes.

And then went right back to reading Pancakes, Pancakes just to complete the experience :)

1 comment:

Debra said...

This is one of Sean's favourite books too :)