Friday, May 14, 2010

I’ve Spoiled My Children

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Breakfast at our house every morning is usually on a bit of a rotation. Each day has an assigned meal {hold your snickers, ladies}. I know it’s shocking ~ I plan.

Cereal is generally something that is reserved for Fridays when we are trying to get ready quickly and out the door for co-op. One would THINK that because the kids have it so little, they would be THRILLED to have it on another day.

But no. There are tears. Honest-to-goodness crying. Moans of “But today is bagel day {or egg day….}. We can’t have CEREAL!!!”

Meanwhile Mommy tries to convince them that all over the city, other children are inhaling their breakfast in a bowl. They don’t buy it.

Sigh.

10 comments:

  1. Hahaha! My son is the same way. He doesn't want cold cereal, unless it's the super high sugar stuff!

    Isn't it a good feeling to know that your children will choose healthy food? At least sometimes? :)

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  2. we do too, and my kids act the same way!!!!

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  3. Mine are kinda like that. Except, they will only eat fast toast or dry cereal. They don't think eggs are a breakfast food. I would LOVE to make big breakfasts for them. :) Goofy kids. :)

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  4. Would you mind sharing your breakfast schedule?

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  5. That is hilarious! I tried to get my kids to eat something other than cereal for breakfast and was met with the same tears "but we want cereal!" Apparently we have b'fast for dinner too often... because my children are convinced b'fast burritos are in fact dinner burritos. :)
    We do however have a rule about our cereal... the sweet stuff is weekend cereal. My kids prefer boring ol' Life cereal over just about anything else anyway.

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  6. Funny, I try to keep the cereal to a minimum, mostly because feeding any actual good cereal to a family our size would cost almost as much as eating out every morning... ok, maybe not, but it sure adds up :-)
    But when there is cereal, and especially when there is a sweet cereal, just tray and hold them back, lol! Um, yeah, they wouldn't cry about it, unless, maybe, I told them they couldn't have any!

    I need to work harder on spoiling my kids with better real breakfasts- I wish we didn't have a couple children with aversions & allergies to eggs, that does put a damper on things...

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  7. Mine are the same way! I started out making healthy organic whole grain muffins for breakfast and now I am trapped!

    On the other hand, cereal is ridiculously expensive...

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  8. LOL too funny!! Sammy has been allowed to make requests as of late.. I need to stock back up and put a stop to that soon!!

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  9. You have a plan!?!

    Actually, I incorporated your idea a couple summers ago. Since my kids leave the house for school we have cereal a 3 to 4 days out of the week, but that decreases over the summer. Cutting out even a day or two of cereal helps to stretch my food budget when I don't have to purchase cereal every other week.

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  10. That is hilarious! I tried to get my kids to eat something other than cereal for breakfast and was met with the same tears "but we want cereal!" Apparently we have b'fast for dinner too often... because my children are convinced b'fast burritos are in fact dinner burritos. :)
    We do however have a rule about our cereal... the sweet stuff is weekend cereal. My kids prefer boring ol' Life cereal over just about anything else anyway.

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