It's All Tony The Tiger's Fault

My son loves cereal,
he loves cereal so much,
he considers it to be the fifth food group...

Dairy, Meats, Fruits/Vegetables, Breads,
and Lucky Charms.

This love for cereal has grown stronger over the last 14 years, and sometimes it worries me.

Not long ago, I woke up and walked into our kitchen, and found him sitting at the kitchen table, in the dark, eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (buy one get one free that week) The stove clock read 2:08 a.m. And he wasn't awake, sleep-eating I guess.

He is actually becoming quite the cereal connaisseur (I had to look that word up). He's no snob, he just knows what he likes and he knows his stuff.

He recently informed me that there is a HUGE difference between Cocoa Pebbles and Cocoa Krispies, not mention the chaos that ensues if you throw in the generic version. I believe he could have argued that point before the Supreme Court and won unanimously.

And if we are low on milk (we go through about a gallon every two days), he will call me, leave me notes, offer to walk to the store...all to make sure that liquid white gold will be waiting for him in the fridge.

No soap in his bathroom for a week? Not a peep.
No milk in the fridge? We never hear the end of it.

And so, I have to hope,
hope that he will eventually learn to love other foods,
hope that someday, his future bride will walk through their kitchen,
in the middle of the night, and find her husband, my son,
sitting at the kitchen table, eating a bowl of fruit...

heaven help her.


"Virtuous Wannabe" said...

I pray every day for my husband to love cereal so much that he will request it for supper (LOL)....hasn't happened yet! Shanna goes through a gallon of milk every couple of days also, drinking smoothies....we wake up at 6 a.m. every morning to something that sounds like the weedeater in our kitchen! Love your blogs Deb! I am going to try to catch up reading yours and Barb's today, also trying to get back into the blogging world myself (you've probably noticed by now that I didn't make it to the yard sale, stayed up till 2:30...drank coffee late last night...so we are just lazing around the house today)

IC Jesus said...


I am SO glad to know that I am not the only cereal freak. Daddy & I used to always eat cereal before we went to sleep every night. Even though most of it is not WW friendly, I still indulge a few nights a week.

Since Daddy died in his 80’s & still carried on the tradition, there may not be much hope for your beloved boy. We will just have to love him the way he is & pray his future wife will love him as much as we do…….. wink…..

Always, Angel

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