What do my kids want to be when they grow up? In Charge!
This month the Poppins Book Nook is about exploring what we want to be when we grow up. Lately my two older boys have really been into planning their future lives as independent adults. They are planning their dream houses, dream cars, and dream jobs. Most of all they are looking forward to living alone, away from mom’s “overbearing” rules. This behavior reminded me of a book my mother-in-law kept from when my husband was a little boy: If I Lived Alone from the Sesame Street Library.
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Bebop reading If I Lived Alone to his brothers.
The story starts with a little girl romanticizing what it would be like to live alone. No one to tell you to be quite. No one to share your toys with. Eating ice cream for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. But living alone also means you have no one to garden with, read stories to you at night, and no more of daddy’s super-duper, flip-flop flapjacks. To celebrate this fun book, we decided to make our own special flapjacks.
In keeping with the spirit of independence, I had the boys do most of the work. We used my dairy free pancake recipe with a few special ingredients added. Magoo is used to helping me cook breakfast, so he knew where we kept most of the basics.
The boys took turns measuring and adding ingredients. Don’t tell them this also counts as a math lesson! I did have to keep a close eye on Doodad to prevent our flapjacks from becoming a sensory play experience.
Cracking the eggs!
Our secret ingredients. We’re not just making pancakes here, these are super-duper, flip-flop flapjacks!
The boys each added sprinkles and chocolate chips to their flapjacks.
Keeping with the spirit of the book, the boys did all the clean up. After all, they would be responsible for all the chores if they lived alone.
For more book based activities, stop by this month’s co-hosts:
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool†~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~†Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Water on the Floor ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom’s Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids†~ Simple Living Mama
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