Bucking up with buckwheat

blogff0004.JPGHe doesn’t like school and he’s begging me not to make him go. I don’t believe in sticking to situations that feel terrible, just because you need to learn how to stick to situations that feel terrible. I know from what he tells me that he is suffering. I looked him in the eyes and I said, “you have to go to school, but I’m coming with you; school is hard work, but you shouldn’t feel like there is no space for you, and I’m going down there to see what I can’t do to make it a better place. Eat your pancakes.”

I can’t say the school looks forward to me showing up, but I have a job to do.

Faye’s Buckwheat pancakes:

Beat one egg in a bowl and add 2 heaping tablespoons of plain yogurt.  Stir to combine.  Add about 1/4 cup of water.  Add about 3/4 cup of buckwheat flour and before you stir that in, 2 pinches of baking soda.  Stir together with a rubber spatula, adding more water or flour to make a dough about the consistency of buttermilk.

2 thoughts on “Bucking up with buckwheat

  1. my 7-year old is suffering too in his new school. Every day he says, “Monroe’s not the school for me, I have no friends there.” So I fostered a friend for him and invited him over for a playdate. We pitched the tent in the back yard and I had a pizza delivered to it. Then we topped that off with s’mores baked in the oven because who doesn’t love s’mores.

  2. I’m a first grade teacher. I have one little boy who cries everyday when his mother leaves him. As soon as she is out the door, he is fine….lots of smiles all day. It breaks her heart and I hate to see it also. I’m bending over backwards to make his experience a good one. Good for you for pursuing this situation for your son. I’ll be anxious to hear how it turns out.

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