When I see something like this…
So many memories and people come to mind. I think of catch-ups with my friends, where we’d meet for sweet things and laugh wildly when we all ordered ‘The Hot Ball.’
I think of Hubbie and I in our pre-wedding days. I even had a delicious stack the day before my waters spontaneously broke with baby girl, so any pregnant ladies-to-be can take that to mean you might go into labour if you eat some of their pancakes* (not professional medical advice!)
But mostly, when I see this image, I think of my sister and me.
From as young as I can remember, she would take me to the movies when I was a kid, and then naturally, a visit to The Pancake Parlour would follow.
We would talk about the movie we’d seen, what we loved, and our conversation would naturally flow to everything else in our lives, as these things do when you’re with someone you love and feel so at ease with.
And we would eat, something sweet.
The joke goes that she would be finished with her dessert, and I would be barely half-way through, talking while eating so slowly, scooping the ice cream from the bowl like I had all the time in the world.
We were super lucky today, as baby girl and I got spoiled by my sister for a movie date! The special surprise was my nephew, baby girl’s ‘bestie’ coming along for the day, and we all headed to the cinemas to watch the very sweet Spirit Untamed movie.
But, there was a further surprise after it!
OF COURSE! Pancakes. 🥞🥞
The tradition lives on. 😊😊
And even better, we could enjoy it with our kids, and engage in some fun and especially beautiful bonding time.
Guess what? Things haven’t changed much.
Sister finished first again.
I came in about third, or equal second…
And baby girl hasn’t fallen far from the tree. She hasn’t fallen far, at all.
That is all. 🤣🤣