QUOTE OF THE DAY (OR MORE): "No, no. You don't understand. This is an '89 Calico. I'm pretty sure that exceeds the Kelly Blue Book value. The cat's totaled." --A comedian whose name I forget talking about a vet who presents a $3,000 bill for a 12-year-old cat

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mea Culpa

I am ashamed to admit it. I am addicted to my kids' Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Once General Mills took the hydrogenated oils out of it, it became admissible in the household. It has made school morning breakfasts more manageable. No more hemming and hawing about what to eat for breakfast, no more arguing about whether the whole wheat frozen waffles were digestible. It's all Cinnamon Toast Crunch.... except when Mom has finished off the box. It is sooooooo yummy! I used to babysit for my next-door neighbors as a teenager and they always had Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal in the household. I used to eat it for all my meals there as I babysat. I guess they thought I was a decent babysitter, because I babysat quite frequently notwithstanding the rapid disappearance of Cinnamon Toast Crunch while I was on duty.

My kids know whom to approach when anything that tastes good in the house is all gone. "Mom!! Where is my chocolate bunny that the Easter bunny brought me?"

"umm... uh..."

"Mooommmm... did you have another chocolate attack?! ugh!!"

"I'm sorry, guys. Tail's between my legs."
"Mom! You have to buy me a new chocolate bunny... and you owe me Reese's peanut butter cups from Halloween!!"

Last night my ten year old was pumped to enjoy a nice bowl of Moose Tracks ice cream right before bed time.... uh oh.

(It was delicious!)

back to the grocery store.... Good thing I'm a runner...


  1. OMG have you tried the Reece's cereal? I can't justify it as breakfast, but for a snack...MMMM!

  2. lol. No- I'd better not try it... I'm already addicted to enough caloric things...

  3. Hello just stopping by from another blog and I am glad I did. This post has me cracking up over here. You sound like me. I got busted for eating my daughters chocolate candy from the candy store today and what did I do?? I ran my butt to the store to get her more, then before she went to bed she wanted a snack. What did she ask me for?? A pop tart... oops.. I had the last one yesterday. Looks like I will be hitting the grocery store sooner than I thought.

    I signed your follower list..some good stuff here!
    come by and pay me a visit! :)

  4. Hi, Jill! Thanks for reading! I'm glad I'm not the only mom with no willpower! I will definitely check out your blog! :)


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