Two weeks into her new school and Lu has lost her jumper.
Her Dad, her organised, practical Dad is frustrated and a little furious.
Her Mum, her disorganised, impractical Mum is not able to say a word.
Because I was that girl.
And my Mum spent many a day frustrated and furious for the exact same reason.
And I remember how I felt.
And I remember that I tried.
But I did it again and again and again.
Jumpers left at school. Runners left at netball. Wallets left at shops. I am pretty sure I even left my school bag on the bus on more than one occasion….
And now I’m the Mum who turns up without the hats or the jackets or the drink bottles.
I am the Mum who relies on her eight year old daughter and four year old son to remember everything we need to take.
And I don’t want that for Lu.
So I try my best to teach her to have that mental checklist, to stop and to think.
But teaching what you have not learnt yourself isn’t always easy. I just hope that Dad’s influence wins over on this one and that Lu won’t have a lifetime of forgetting and regretting…
Apple And Cinnamon Bliss Balls
- 1 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons apple purée*
- 10 grams crispy dried apple*
- 2 tablespoons honey**
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pich of salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Place the oats into your processor and blend until they resemble a flour. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until the mixture is well combined. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls. Place the balls into the fridge to set.
- Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
*100% apple puree and crispy dried apple are readily available and often found in the toddler food section of the supermarket. If you cannot find the dried apple you could leave it out and they will still be delicious.
**you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.