We were lying in bed last night and Nick asked "why do we live in the Northeast?" This coming from a kid who grew up in New York, is in love with Cape Cod, has all his family here. I'm the same - we both went to a small New England college and have spent almost every minute of our lives in this little area of the country. Despite our strong roots the pull of milder weather is strong. The month of February doesn't help, neither do all your sunny pictures from tropical locations.
That's just jealousy talking. Specifically jealous that we won't be attending my sister's Chilean wedding this Saturday. It's in the southern hemisphere where life looks pretty divine.
So to the blender we go. This smoothie has been helping me recover from sleepless nights and imagine a palm tree out the window.
Southern Hemisphere Smoothie
2 cups baby spinach leaves
1 cup frozen mango chunks
2 tablespoons coconut cream
1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled
big splash water (sub coconut water, fresh OJ, etc.)
Ps. I'll be sharing some after preschool activities we've been doing lately. On the few days Dylan goes to school he comes home toast - physically, emotionally, socially. I've been trying to have a special quiet thing ready to do at home. He has been interested in shadows so we recently made a shadow fort that was a big hit. The helmet? His touch.
Blend everything together, pour into a big glass, slurp.