Friday 15th July 2011
On a school day my son’s breakfast consists of a bowl of cereal, usually Weetabix, with raisins, ½ banana if we have any & honey. I then send something else for him to have at school around 10.30.
However, at the weekends it’s more long-winded. It starts in much the same way with the cereal. I try to steer clear of the super sugary cereals but it seems that unless you want to eat a bowl of horse feed the only alternative is to start your child’s day by filling him with refined sugar. Seems a bit unfair to do that and then send him into class and let the teacher deal with the crash. So we leave that treat for weekends when we can lock him in the cupboard for an hour. 😉
Choices may vary but on occasion, I am coerced into buying something honey coated but I’m very good at being selectively deaf when the need arises.
After cereal there is a break of about half an hour being I’ll give him a piece of fruit. Pears, apples, melon, whatever needs eating up. Then there is another period of respite before hunger comes knocking, at which point I’ll pull out the big guns and hit him with some complex carbohydrates.
Vegemite with butter on hot toast is a favourite of mine and so I started pushing it hard from when he was a baby. Luckily, all my hard work has paid off and he too is a covert.
This whole process will take about 2 hours. After that he can have what he wants to eat. A shop specialising in homemade doughnuts has opened in our neighbourhood so we have been frequenting there on a Saturday morning. They do great coffee too. Something for Zephy & something for Daddy. 🙂