A quote from Anna Quindlen’s book Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake “”I want to know the point of all this!,” he yelled.” This pretty much sums up my experiences with my nearly 13 year old these days. He hates school. He hates homework. He hates the people at school. He hates teachers. You name it, he hates it. However, when the conversation comes up about “Why am I doing all of this?!”, I must admit that every answer I come up with, I can counter myself, even before it is spoken, leaving me unable to really give him a reason that I believe.
So while I would like to see my kids go off to college and get good paying jobs, I know that all of that can 1) be done without going to college and 2) that is not the end all, be all recipe for happiness. I imagine that the next few years are going to be trying, while we all sort out what works for my son and what will ultimate get him to a place where he is a happy, functioning adult.
In the meantime, I plan to dose us all with chocolate and likely pizza now and again. It is what I have in my arsenal that works best right now. It worked when he was 2, it should work now, right?
I made my fudgesicles based on a recipe from Joy the Baker’s book, but I left out the raspberries (I have planned to use cherries). While I know that my husband and I would have loved them, the children likely would not.
Here are a few other recipes that you might enjoy as well: