He 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.Â Stir to combine.Â Add about 1/4 cup of water.Â Add about 3/4 cup of buckwheat flour and before you stir that in, 2 pinches of baking soda.Â Stir together with a rubber spatula, adding more water or flour to make a dough about the consistency of buttermilk.