My son, who's 6, is home sick today with a fever and a cough. I never like it when my kids are sick, but I have to admit I like it when they are home. I wanted to make him a light breakfast that would help his throat feel better. He asked for miso soup, ginger tea, and Jello. Luckily, I had all the ingredients on hand because my wonderful mother-in-law keeps my pantry stocked with the staples of Japanese cuisine.
After breakfast, I told him he should lay down and rest. He wanted to put in a movie. I didn't want it to distract my daughters from their schooling (I homeschool them). He decided to watch a production of the Metropolitan Opera performing Mozart's Magic Flute. He likes the dragon in it. So while I'm writing and the girls are studying, he is laying on the couch listening to the Queen of the Night's transcendental arias.