Sausage Smoothies and Dull Moments as a Caregiver

  • By Springible Contributor
  • Reading Time About 2 minutes
  • PostedJanuary 30, 2019
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My husband, Jim, just started drinking homemade protein shakes for breakfast. That means we have big, ginormous containers of muscle milk sitting on my counters, next to my Ninja blender.

Fast forward to this morning. I met with a friend in Orlando (where I live) to pick up another order of Girl Scout Cookies. Tyler was at home alone, but I don’t usually worry about him because he’s good at getting up and getting ready for work by himself. I finally made it home in time to take him to work. While driving, we chatted about our mornings. That’s when he confessed something to me…

(FULL DISCLOSURE: You might not want to continue reading if you have a weak stomach. Seriously!)

So…here we go. Tyler, in a very proud tone, announced that he had made his own smoothie for breakfast. I was taken back by this, I mean the kid barely takes the time to warm up his food to a lukewarm temperature because he doesn’t want to waste his time. Now he’s making smoothies? He told me that he had used yogurt and strawberries (Now he’s making HEALTHY choices?). I’m sitting in the driver’s seat thinking, “Yeah! That’s my BOY! We’ve moved to a new chapter in our lives; he’s independent AND making good choices!” I was feeling pretty good…

That’s the moment my ears tuned back after hearing him say he had also used apple juice and a sausage biscuit. I looked at him and asked him if he said what I thought he said and he confirmed it. He made a smoothie with yogurt, strawberries, apple juice, and a sausage biscuit! Meat, in a smoothie! A sausage smoothie… puréed sausage. See? There is no way to make it sound right. I’m completely grossed out and quite possibly may never eat sausage again as long as I live.

There never seems to be a dull moment when you’re a caregiver. His reasoning for the sausage ingredient? Because my kids think that protein is a MUST for breakfast! Aaaggghhh! Oh, and for the record, yes, he did eat (or drink) the entire thing!

– Laurie Lam, Springible Contributor

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