Ever have one of those lazy Saturday mornings where you kind of wake up, snooze a little, wake up again, doze…kids come in and snuggle under the covers and make you all cozy so you fall asleep again? I had one of those mornings this morning. So much nicer than the regular poke in the forehead and the “Mommy…mommy…mommmmy” in the too loud whisper of a 4-year-old boy. But I should have known something was up. It was too quiet. There was no fighting. No yelling. No crying. No one came in to
demand request breakfast and a drink. I jerked up, fully awake. I could hear the maniacal laugh of SpongeBob, along with a few recognizable giggles from the little boys, coming up the hallway so I knew no one had escaped been kidnapped. When I got to the living room I was greeted with a “hi Mommy” and smiles. Something’s going on. I asked if anyone wanted breakfast and immediately met with no’s and maybe later’s. Very weird. I went to the kitchen to get a drink and saw this.
Last night this was an unopened, full bag of nacho chips. This morning it was a gourmet breakfast for two early birds. A gradeschool boy and his preschool age brother are perfectly able to get their own breakfast. They have access to several cereals, Pop-tarts and cereal bars in the event their
waitress mother is late or otherwise occupied. Apparently the selection was not tempting enough. Kellogg’s needs to introduce a nacho flavored corn flake for my little morning munchers’ discriminating tastes. I guess they get points for at least attempting to close the bag, to keep the four chips that they left behind fresh. And I guess they do get points for not being deceitful and hiding it. Or is that points taken away? Does anyone have the rulebook handy?