We are pretty obsessed around here - banana pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, oatmeal pancakes and all the multitudes of syrups that can be invented. Pancakes are pretty universal and can be shared in many locales with many different people - you know, pancakes - they bring people together. If you really want to get in the pancake mood - put on Jack Johnson (here) and you can make it an entire lesson. Often, we go through all the steps, measuring, stirring, flipping, etc. with the kiddos - maybe one day, we will wake up to pancakes.