Our first week of summer vacation is in full swing.
Last week was a doozy! Rye had all four wisdom teeth pulled on Monday. She recovered much faster than I had thought she would. I have no experience with wisdom teeth as I never got any. I don't know how rare that is but I am so glad that I was one of the few that did not have them.
The dentist was the last place I ever wanted to be and that fear kept with me all the way until just a few years ago. I finally realized that it wasn't as bad as my mind made it out to be. I can't tell you the anxiety that would build up inside of me with each visit I had to make.
I think what finally helped was that my kids were my hero's of courage. They never bat an eye when I say it is time for a dentist appointment. They walk in laughing and leave even happier. How is that possible?
Their bravery has helped me to over-come any anxiety that settled into my bones the night before. I had less fear of having a baby than I did having my tooth pulled in January. Silly--I know.
This is not unusual for my kids to be teaching me little things about life. I know as a parent I am the one they should look to for advice, encouragement and safety but several times in my own life I find them giving these three things to me.
I am not really sure what S'MORE I could ask for?
To say thanks to my kids for being my super hero's here is a yummy treat I made just for them to kick off our summer fun.
I love you--Rye, Drake, Isabella and Finnley.
Smore's Trail Mix
Makes 4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
2 cups cinnamon or graham cracker cereal (Gluten Free Cinnamon Chex Cereal works too)
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup coconut slices
1. Combine all ingredients in a large zip lock bag. Mix.
2. Store in an airtight container of bag for up to 1 month.
Written by Sherron Watson