Every year we have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and every year it’s the hubsters job to prepare, make and flip the pancakes ready for us to eat – historically it was my dad’s job and his dad’s too, so it was only natural for him to take the lead when becoming a father
With strict instructions from us girls he purchased lemon juice for a classic pancake, chocolate spread for J, and Neapolitan ice cream for me – a childhood memory that has become an adulthood tradition to have each year
It’s the first time J had chocolate spread on pancakes and and she honestly couldn’t get enough of it mixed with the lemon juice. I find it fascinating watching her make these concoctions, flavours that I wouldn’t necessarily put together and the concentration on her face as she experiments
I could sit and eat pancakes all day long, and every year it really does take me back to my childhood of watching my dad toss the pancakes and being wowed at how many times they would flip before sliding onto our plates, our eyes as big as our bellies
Every year since J has been able to join in he has flipped the last pancake at the end with her and this year was going to be no different. This year she was very interested in joining in, wanting to flip every pancake, be involved and just take part throughout. In fact she drove us both slightly insane with her constant questioning on when she could toss a pancake – but as soon as she was able to help she listened intently and watched with eager eyes
After 2 attempts with her he gave her a cold pan and let her play to her hearts content tossing the pancakes in the kitchen. She was so funny trying to jump as she was trying to toss it and wiggling her whole body when she was shaking the pan. Needless to say Lexi also had 2 pancakes from the floor as they didn’t quite survive her attempts. I love that we have this family tradition each year.
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