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Old 12-05-2018, 05:52 AM   #1
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Sunday Breakfast vs. School or Work Day Breakfast

As my kids were growing up, getting them up in the morning for school some days was a full blown task. So one morning when I was up earlier than usual, I decided to have a nice hot breakfast ready for them. Up to that time, cold cereal with milk was the norm. Or those instant packets of Cream of Wheat or Oatmeal.

Some mornings it was French Toast, pancakes, soft boiled eggs, oven cooked bacon. The eggs always got toast with their breakfast. I wasn't running a restaurant. You didn't get to choose what your wanted. I wasn't working at the time. It was during that time when Mom stayed home and Dad went off to work.

One of the side benefits that took me completely by surprise was that their school grades started to improve.

So my question is:

Did you give your children a bowl of cereal or a nice hot meal on school days?

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Old 12-05-2018, 08:49 AM   #2
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...So my question is:

Did you give your children a bowl of cereal or a nice hot meal on school days?
No they get themselves up and go to work long before I'm out of bed.

We never did hot breakfasts for the kids except on non-school days. Just cereal and juice. On weekends I'd make chocolate chip pancakes. Their mom wasn't allowed to make them.

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Old 12-05-2018, 09:30 AM   #3
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Hot oatmeal with a bit of milk and butter. Got me and my brothers off to school many a day.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:24 AM   #4
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Our exchange students fended for themselves. I didn't get up till after they had left for school although DH was up. They had cereal, yogurt, fruit and bread available. Europeans don't typically have a hot breakfast, so it didn't bother them.
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:39 PM   #5
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My wife gets up everyday before our son gets up, or if we have guests - before they do, and is more than happy to make anything that anyone wants. She's always been a very sound sleeper and early riser. The boy usually only wants a buttered roll and OJ during the school week, though. Maybe cereal and milk, however he eats the cereal dry, then drinks a glass of milk.

Depending on the season, he usually has something a little more substantial on Saturdays. Before football games, or rugby games, or his MMA training, my wife will will make him oatmeal, or hard boiled eggs and toast, or peanut butter and bananas on toast.

The only exception is Sunday morning when I get home from work around 11. I stop off at 1 of several delis to pick up things for brunch. Cold cuts, cheeses, smoked fish, Belgian waffles, fried chicken, and so on.
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