Every mama needs time to hang with other mamas. We pretend not to think about our kids, but the conversation always turns to potty training or soccer practice…just over some great $5 cappuccinos.
On this Mama’s Day Off, the Brocker beats the heat with Mango Slushies while he geekifies our kids…
Well, it’s Saturday and Mama is off with a gaggle of other mothers, doing whatever estrogen enriching things they do together. I don’t ask, she doesn’t tell. This leaves me with my boys in a testosterone driven roller coaster ride of delicious madness, also know as “A Day With Dad.”
Outside the temperatures are creeping up into the mid-dear-God-get-me-back-insides, and I have no plans of leaving the confines of central air and glorious surround sound. Don’t gasp because I choose not to drag everyone out into Mother Nature’s oven for a little sweat and relaxation, there are plenty of things to be done without venturing out into humidity hell.
When I have an inside day with the boys, I like to occasionally relive a little bit of my own childhood. Today children grow up with The Wiggles and Blues Clues, but I had the privilege of spending my TV time with He-Man and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. I’m fortunate enough to own the entire series of Buck Rogers on DVD, so the day is filled with sounds of cheap special effects and Mel Blanc as “Tweaky.”
To set the mood, I whip up a family favorite. Mama isn’t so much a fan of the mango, so I hardly ever make my fruity slushies, but when the cat’s away the mouse will put the children into a fructose coma. The recipe is below, it’s quick easy and delicious. Trust me.
With the tasty fruit slushies in hand, we retire to the living room and watch Capt. Rogers and Colonel Wilma Deering defeat the plans of the evil Queen Ardala of the Draconian Empire.
You know, the usual.
I revel as they run around pretending to be Buck and Tweaky…for the next several days. The nerdification of the boys has begun in earnest. Beware, because next time Mama takes a day off, we’re tackling Transformers Season 1.
Mango Slushies Recipe
What you need:
- Simply Limeade
- 5 large strawberries
- 2 cups fresh mango
- 1/2 cup water
- Ice cube tray
The night before, fill up one ice cube tray with Simply Limeade and freeze over night.
To Make Slushies:
The next morning, put Simply Limeade cubes, strawberries, mango and 1/2 cup water into blender. Blend until smooth and serve immediately!