And so again, we watch as the boxes and bags are packed with the belongings critical to a young man’s happiness and academic success, load them into a friend’s van, and head off for another year of college. It wasn’t so hard this time. So many emotions last year that were calmed by the boy’s success and the recovery of other boys from many trying times.
I made a smoothie for breakfast for myself, thinking that we might share it for one last meal together. He had other plans. Egg whites. My shared meal dream will have to wait for another time.
Peach Raspberry Smoothie
1 peach, chopped
1 container of raspberry yogurt
2 tbsp almond butter
1/2 frozen raspberries
Splash of water if needed
- Place ingredients in the blender in the order listed.
- Starting on low, slowly increase the speed until you get the desired consistency.
The smoothie was resting on my son’s box of music. It’s going to be quiet in here without his cello and piano playing. Here’s a (smoothie) toast to all the moms and dads, brothers and sisters, and college students themselves muddling through their first weekend with a new household dynamic. I hope it isn’t too hard.