We have now survived two week of Pre-School. It’s been so good for Seven, getting to interact with other kids his age (it’s usually just he and I, doing our own thing), and having an adult authority figure to answer to that isn’t related. He seems to be doing well, with only minor separation anxiety (on my part, that is) and really learning a lot.
I’ll be honest…I’m not entirely sure what they do at school, other than bring home papers and crafts that they’ve made, as he is already pulling the hush-hush attitude usually seen in teenage school kids. “It’s a secret.” But, I can tell he enjoys it, and whatever they do must wear him completely out, as he is ready for a nap as soon as I pick him up at noon.
To keep him fueled on school days, we’ve been eating good breakfasts, whether microwaving scrambled eggs together (it’s a chore he can do himself, along with making his own toast), or making a breakfast smoothie (it includes an egg, too –frozen strawberries, a banana, a scrambled egg & 1/4 cup yogurt) or making these Egg, Cheddar & Sausage Breakfast Tortillas, I make sure he’s getting a healthy and high-quality protein filled start. I feel good in knowing that he’s getting a vitamin filled breakfast, and enough energy to handle everything the “secret” school day throws at him, and, truth be told, he enjoys the eggs and toast breakfast as much as marshmallow cereal mornings. It’s an easy way to make me feel like less of a mom-failure…at least I know he’s eating well!
Egg, Cheese & Sausage Breakfast Tortilla
(recipe and photo from the Incredible Egg)
1 Fully-cooked breakfast sausage link, chopped (3/4 oz)
1 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 Wheat flour tortilla (6-inch)
1.. COAT 2-cup microwave-safe cereal bowl with cooking spray. ADD egg; beat until blended. Sprinkle sausage over egg.
2. MICROWAVE on HIGH 45 seconds; stir. MICROWAVE until egg is almost set, about 15 seconds longer.
3. TOP egg with cheese. PLACE onto tortilla: fold bottom of tortilla over egg, then fold in sides.
Maybe one day he’ll fill me in on all those things he does at school.
They DO eventually tell you what they do all day, right?
Until then, here are a three Egg-Cellent things you should know about Eggs:
They are high in protein, Vitamin D, improve cognition, and provide energy. What school age (or any age) kiddo couldn’t use a bit of that?
Eggs are QUICK. Most mornings we are ready to eat in under 3 minutes…speedy and delicious.
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