Today has been one of those days with my kiddos….well, with one of my kiddos. Which is why I haven’t posted til this evening. I’m feeling pretty emotionally raggedy after the past couple of days with my 5 year old.
I must confess that I have no idea how I ever could have thought that a strong willed mother and father could end up with a passive child. Clearly I didn’t. I got a boy version of myself as a child in many ways. Strong willed he is for sure. Laugh now Mom…I know you want to.
I know we’re in another phase right now and that this too shall pass, but good night people…I’m starting each day here lately with what feels like less and less in my “patience tank,” as a friend of mine put it today.
Today, Tid Bit spent a large portion of the day in his room for whining, complaining, willful disobedience, and then the real icing on the cake was the complete meltdown while I was at the post office mailing my Navy Sailor brother a carepackage for his birthday (which was yesterday.) Embarrassed I was not, frustrated to almost tears I was indeed. Especially since the past several days, really some large portion of every day since returning home from our Montana vacation, have been similar in his behavior.
I lost it yesterday. And it wasn’t over anything major either. Just about the 700th time he disobeyed again and I screamed “Go to your room” in a voice (and at a decibel) that honestly freaked me out too. It was one of those completely un-awesome moments in mothering that I apologized for about 45 minutes later when he’d calmed down and I had too.
But today, it was more of the same on his part. I handled it all a bit better, but when my husband came home tonight, I fell apart and did what any tired mother wants to do at the end of a hard day when her bathtub only holds 4 inches of water….I made a peach and blackberry cobbler. Tis the season for both fruits, and twas the day to enjoy them for sure!
And since my longtime friend, Laura Parker, is featuring one of my favorite summer recipes on her blog tomorrow (Wednesday,) I thought I’d finish my day well and share a great recipe with you (and since it’s been a little bit since I’ve posted a recipe.)
So here you go…easiest cobbler recipe ever. I have another, perhaps even more amazing, peach and blackberry cobbler recipe that I’ll share with you later, but this basic cobbler recipe is perfect with pretty much anything. I almost always have these few simple ingredients on hand as well. My favorite version of this is to use tart plums to make it…delish!
3/4 stick butter
3 c. fruit (for peaches, plums, etc…peel and slice)
1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 c. milk
Preheat oven to 350. Melt the butter in a baking dish (I usually do it in about a 9×13 because I like lots of the crunchy top parts) in the oven. While the butter is melting mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and milk. Once the butter is melted in the dish evenly pour fruit into the dish. Then pour the mixture evenly over the fruit and do not mix up or anything. Bake at 350 for about 30-45 minutes or til it’s nice and brown on the top. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream. I promise, it’ll make a bad day so much better.