Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Some mornings are cereal mornings. And to have a pantry with some choices makes it that much more fun for my boys. So occasionally when we grocery shop I let them to wander the entire row of cereal and pick any one box of cereal. I am never let down...they always pick one that advertises some toy or prize...most of which aren't included in the box anymore. They never rationalize the prize as not being in the box or being dinky and worthless - and on the trips when I let them pick any box I don't argue. Instead, I watch as they excitedly pick up different boxes announcing that they want "dis one mama?" And when I say, "If that is what you want..." then they hesitate and put it back. They hug those boxes for the rest of the shopping trip ...which also means they aren't grabbing other end aisle attractions.
Other mornings we indulge in mama's home cooking. The boys love having eggs, pancakes, or waffles and I actually find peace in making them a yummy hot breakfast. And it really doesn't take any extra time...because I have found Lucky Charms marshmallows are a pain in the hoo-haa to clean off little bodies and furniture.
Breakfast is their big meal. No matter what they are eating - they fill up those bellies for full days of fun!
What breakfast gets you going in the morning?