Today I woke my kids up, cooked them breakfast, made their lunches, and we sat in the living room as a family, taking a few minutes to talk about creating a plan that will help our kids to consistently think about things above through this next school year (Col. 3:1-2).
Yes, today was the first day of school for our 3 kids. And our oldest son drove all three (sniff-sniff!)
The breakfast I cooked today is one that my mom cooked for my sisters and me, 35 years ago! I call it, “Egg in Toast,” – but when I was growing up we called it a “Toad in a Hole.”
TOAD IN A HOLE
Take a piece of bread and cut a circle out of the center (I use a glass or mug). Heat your frying pan and spray the bottom.
Put the piece of bread in the pan, crack an egg in the cut-out-hole, and add salt and pepper and cook. Flip to the other side and cook some more. Butter the circles and fry on both sides.
(I use Costco’s Omega 3 eggs and Innkeeper’s 8 grain bread. Make sure you use a large enough piece of bread, and cut a rather large hole. You don't want your eggs to run all over). Ready to Serve!
It’s a breakfast that your kids can learn to cook, just as my sisters and I did growing up, and one that our kids have learned to make on their own.
Oh, and by the way – we do not have perfect mornings in our household. The kids knew that today was special, being the first day of school. But in the future they are on their own to set their own alarm clocks, cook their own breakfasts and make their own lunches, if they want to take one. My husband and I are early-risers and we head to our offices and get started in our work-day rather early.
It’s our goal this year to meet three times a week in the mornings to “set our minds” on what really matters. But we know we also have great goals at the beginning of the school year – and our good intentions often get thwarted by busyness or forgetfulness.
But at least we started in the right direction today.
Are you excited for the school year ahead?
(We also take advantage of dinnertime to connect and go deep with our kids. You can read, Children Seen and Heard, here.)
(Coughlin kids heading out to school this morning.)