December 16, 2009

nap before breakfast

yes, today.

sprout is nursing his way to his first nap, as i type.

when he awoke early this morning, or earlier than usual, i was so sleepy that i hardly had time to appreciate the fact that he'd take his nap earlier than usual, as well.

since i rarely soak our oatmeal overnight, i set it to soak about an hour ago and as soon as he's off the boob, pea is going to help me make our breakfast by stirring in honey, coconut oil, and a "little bit of cinnamon and vaniwwa" for our own blend of healthy, oatmeal goodness.

if pea and i had already eaten (i have to get better about this and eat, or at least feed him, upon rising) i might guide him into a game of let's all lay down but there's always hope that we can all get a nap this afternoon.

for now, i will put sprout on the bed, eat a nourishing breakfast, then play a counting game that pea is eager to play until sprout wakes.

what a glorious day. and now i will share with you:

pea's favorite creamy& sweet oatmeal recipe:

1 cup old fashioned oats, pre-soaked in 1 1/2 cups water
(overnight is preferred, especially if using steel-cut oats, and reduces cooking time, but soaked for at least an hour is fine)

add more water, if desired. rice milk is good, too.

cook on medium-low for a few minutes and stir in the following:

  • as much flaxseed as you feel like grinding
  • a heaping spoonful of coconut oil
  • a heaping spoonful of raw honey (more or less, to suit your taste)
  • as much cinammon (ours is mixed with turbinado sugar) as your child can sprinkle before you worry about sweetness overload
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

kid-approved and dairy free!

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