Breakfast Patrol, in which I Am Not As Sneaky As I Thought

He didn't want the oatmeal, scrambled eggs, or other healthy items I offered.

"I want a donut," he said.

I put my hand on my hip. "Well, you can't have a donut for breakfast."

"Why not?" he asked. "You do."

Busted!

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Now I don't feel so bad about last week when my kids ate chocolate cake for breakfast--with dh permission. :)

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Linda D. (sbk) said...

On the weekends, anything goes. If you can reach it, you can eat it. (I think I may need to modify this strategy now that two of my kids are taller than me, but hey ... )

Ello said...

I once gave the girls brownies for breakfast. I was tired and they looked good to me too. My hubby came down and glared at me, and then joined us.

Dawn Allcot said...

I'm reminded of the old Bill Cosby skit... "Chocolate cake for breakfast?"

Well, it's got eggs in it, eggs are good for breakfast. Another ingredient...Milk. Yup, that's good. Flour... you use flour to make pancakes. Sure, you can have chocolate cake for breakfast!

Danette Haworth said...

Sara,
Oh, those DHs! As long as they left a piece for you!

Linda,
That's my policy, too! Yes, go ahead eat a box of sugar-laden Pop Tarts, anything, just let me sleep . . .

Ello,
Ha! When I'm tired like that, rules become flexible as well. How funny that hubby sat down for his chocolate, too!

Dawn,
Haha! I used to love the Cosby show!

They say breakfast is the most important meal--it's simply ingenious to cover it in chocolate. Who would ever skip a chocolate breakfast?

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Funny post - Kudos.

Danette Haworth said...

Thank you, CJG/PR!

Decaf, please said...

I get called Homer sometimes for my love of donuts! I don't eat them often though, but it was more tempting when I had a full-time job where a rep brought in free donuts every Thursday. I could not resist that.

Chocolate devil's food cake donuts are a favorite.

I guess you have to start hiding your donuts!!

Mary Witzl said...

Think how I feel: I eat muesli for breakfast and I pour nonfat milk on it. I eat all my fruit and vegetables, and am generally good as gold. And yet my kids copy my husband. He is the one who always buys donuts...

Brenda said...

Did someone say donuts? and chocolate ones at that? yummmm...

I've been known to go out to eat and ask for the chocolate cake and then order my breakfast/lunch, etc.

I figure if I have room after the cake, then I was suppose to eat other food...if I'm not hungry after eating the cake, well then, look what might have happened if I would have been like everyone else and order the "other" food first...I wouldn't have had room for the cake! argh! That might make the world start spinning in the other direction or something...

grin...

courtney said...

! Hah!!!
Breakfast is best served at dinner time. It's too hard to prepare food in the morning!

Chris said...

Kids don't miss a thing, do they?

And why does this sound waaaay too familiar? :)

chrisser

Danette Haworth said...

Decaf,
Ha! Homer! Yes, I must hide the donuts or eat them at a different time! I see by the product name you are an Entenmann's fan--well chosen, my friend!

Mary,
My dad was the candy-buyer in the house, too. All my favorite candy bars I inherited from him.

Brenda,
You've given me a whole new outlook on eating and the food pyramid! Put the cake first!

Courtney,
I do like the French Slam at Denny's for dinner sometimes. Pancake suppers at home are good, too!

Chris,
Does this mean you are a fellow sneaky donut eater? All right!