All week iHop has been marketing "Feb 12 is National Pancake Day, come in & get your free pancakes". Being unable to make the trip to iHop at 7 am, I took their word for it and made it National Pancake Day on our family calendar. My youngest son who is a fanatic about calendars and holidays (just as an example one year he thought they did away with Ground Hog's Day because it was not on the calendar at school) was loving this new holiday since Pancakes have been a major part of his life. He would eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch, & dinner if I let him. But you CAN NOT under any circumstance mess with the calendar as he knows it. If you announce a special holiday, he will remember it for years. So yesterday I was going to blog about the facts of this wonderful Holiday.....Well, guess what I learned? Feb 12 is NOT I repeat, it is NOT National Pancake Day. DAMN YOU iHop!!! How dare you mess with my son's calendar. Just for the record, and to the advertising & executive president of the iHop marketing team, National Pancake Week is Feb 21-27. And Shrove Tuesday (the Tuesday before Lent or as many American's celebrate as Mardi Gras and not as pancake day) was on Feb 5 this year. Although I did find a Food Holiday website that listed National Pancake Day as Sept. 26. Now here come my next questions. Why is there a whole entire week dedicated to pancakes? I guess pancake lovers of the world could eat the many variety of pancakes for a week. There are buttermilk, chocolate chip, blueberry, mini, jumbo, silver dollar, peanut butter & banana pancakes. Then why oh WHY would National Pancake Day not be during Pancake week, but instead 8 months later in Sept. I'm sure my son won't mind having 2 National Pancake Days in a year. As far as he is concerned I'm sure he'd be alright with it if every day was National Pancake Day.
I'm the mom co-habitating with 3 cavemen and 3 cats. Like is never dull. I love all my cavemen dearly, but sometimes I wish I could really sell them on E-Bay. The little cavemen are constantly teaching me new things.
The hubby- Married to him for 13 yrs. Been together for 19. Yeah, he took his sweet time to propose, but he was worth the wait. His hobbies include spending time in the cave (aka basement) watching sports of all kinds. He loves vacationing with us. He's outdoorsy & fun. He truly is my soul mate.
My oldest son who is 12. He enjoys World War II History, kickball, baseball & bicycling. He also enjoys studying military helicopters & airplanes. He loves snakes & lizards. He is excellent at covert operations & scaring his mother on a weekly basis. Sometimes to the point where one day she will need CPR. He alway enjoys hogging the remote, wearing the same clothes on the weekend & is still figuring out what soap is really used for. He's a sweet, mostly honest, and kind child. I love him dearly, but sometimes he is just too smart for his own good.
My youngest son is 10. He is just one year and three months younger than his older brother. Yes, I was an insane woman to have them so close in age. He is Mr. Compliant and Mr. Money Hoarder. He loves earning and saving money in his wallet, Disney movies, changing his name to the point of driving his parents crazy, and swimming. He loves his pets ( I think he can actually communicate with them). He also likes to leave his toys all over my entire house & no matter how much I pick them up they end up back in the same spot. Under my feet!
Finally some more female species of the house. We have 4 of them. All rescued animals and they all spent the first few months of their lives in a semi-truck. They are your typical female cats. You can only love them on their terms. Except of course Caveman #3 can do whatever he wants to them.