Kelloggs sent me a giant box full of happy-fun. Well, okay, so it was really full of cereal, and bowls, and a t-shirt…. but I found it pretty exciting, and so did my girls. I opened the box, they saw boxes of cereal and they went crazy begging me to eat some right now (Yes, even the little one — she was signing “eat” and “please” while saying, “Cereal, num num!!”).
Since we were just getting ready for naptime when the box arrived, I told the girls they could have some for a snack after their naps. Naptime came and went, we got busy with other things and I completely forgot about the big cardboard box full of cereal sitting in my front room.
The next morning I woke, as I do most mornings, to a little four year old face pressed right up against my nose. “Can I have that new cereal now mama?” Hunh, wha? It’s 6am. I’m half asleep. Err.. Yeah sure. Eat cereal.
G-Girl helped herself to the new Special K Honey & Oats and ate half a box of it in one sitting. Seriously. The box didn’t last twelve hours. I have to admit I didn’t expect a “grown-up” cereal like Special K to be such a hit with the kids. My girls were begging for and snacking on bowls of dry Special K on and off through out the day. If I had let them eat cereal for dinner they probably would have.
Right. I give the girls their cereal dry. The little one is living dairy free. Ok, so technically I could give the four year old milk and cereal in a bowl but that just sounds messy. Milk in a glass on the side, and dry cereal in a bowl is so much easier. Yes, I’m lazy.
Though I have to say, as much as my girls loved the Special K in the future it is going to be a “Dining Room only cereal”. Too darn crumbly. The girls made a time-to-borrow-the-vacuum-cleaner-from-my-mom-again, serious, crazy, mess. There were crumbs and cereal bits all over the couch and ground into the carpet. Fun.
The next day we got into the Frosted Mini Wheats. Yum. A favourite with everyone, hubby, me and the girls. Baby-G decided the bowl full of Mini Wheats I’d given her wasn’t nearly enough and helped herself to the box. I found her set up on one of the big reading chairs with a bowl of cereal, the box of Mini Wheats, a sippy of juice and a small PVC doll that she was carefully feeding Mini Wheats to.
Yes, the small PVC Doll is a stray Christmas decoration. She’s a Misfit Toy from the classic Rudolph TV show. Yes, we haven’t finished putting our Christmas decorations away yet. I mentioned I’m lazy, right?
Anyroad, dry cereal in a bowl is often a snack food of choice around here. My girls have cereal at some point pretty much every day, and it’s often not at breakfast time. We go through a ridiculous amount of cereal, helping-keep-Kelloggs-in-business amounts of cereal. What’s the story at your place? Which cereal is your family’s favourite? Is cereal for breakfast only? Or do you use it for dry snack mix like I do?
Disclosure: I am part of the Kelloggers’ Network, and as such receive free Kelloggs products from time to time. As always, the opinions stated are my own and were not influenced by the free items received.