Waking up on these past few mornings with the extra blanket, curled up in the arms of my sweet hubs... I haven't wanted to get out of bed. The only thing that will pull me out of that warm and toasty place is my sweet boys' faces saying, "Mom, can you make us some hot chocolate?"
My boys are just like me. Hot chocolate is one of the first traditions associated with the first signs of cold weather. On Monday afternoon, when we arrived home from school their eyes lit up when they saw the steaming mugs of hot chocolate and big warm bowl of cinnamon popcorn waiting for them. Little Guy said, "It really is fall!"
Growing up, I always knew that fall had arrived when my Mom would begin making hot chocolate and toast for breakfast. I love hot chocolate and toast for breakfast. My Daddy taught us to dip our toast in our hot chocolate. My Mom thought that was the most disgusting habit ever, but we thought it tasted delicious. And if Mom made cinnamon toast? Wow!
Now today, my boys are like me and love hot chocolate and toast for breakfast. One guy loves to dip and one guy doesn't. Both think Mom's hot chocolate is the best in the world.
That is why on this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for traditions and for hot chocolate.