Thursday, April 30, 2009

Funpack Cereal Fight

I was on the cereal aisle when my eyes caught sight of the fun pack cereals. You know the ones...6 or 8 little boxes of all the best sugary cereals shrink wrapped together. And in a moment of nostalgia and apparent lack of judgment I grabbed it and tossed it in the cart.

What a fun and rare surprise for the girls, I thought.

They don't yet know the delights of these little boxes of pure sugar disguised as breakfast food. That Corn Pops used to be called Sugar Pops in gramma's day. That Cocoa Krispies will leave you with a delightful bowl of chocolate milk to drink. That Frosted Flakes are best eaten quickly before they turn soggy...that goes for Honey Smacks as well. Fruit Loops aren't as healthy as they sound...and although they leave your milk pink, it doesn't taste like Strawberry Quik.

Oh the wonders to discover.

Even in their clueless state, they knew mommy's surprise was something special. The packaging of these little gems is a little more enticing than Target brand cheerios I guess.

A fight ensued, and only a good mommy blogger would grab her cell phone for a picture instead of breaking up the fight.


Lily stands confident.


A clear winner.

Though winner and loser shared the spoils.



It was the most quiet breakfast in months. I'm not sure they breathed between bites and slurps. ..the slurping of the milk straight from the bowl. (Jade did this too when she ate her second box with milk.)

I have no clue from where or from whom that skill was learned. But, mmm...that chocolate milk was good.

9 comments:

Angela said...

Oh that is cute and you are brave. :-)

H-Mama said...

i love that you had the clarity of mind to snap a picture in the middle of it all. knowing that we have the leverage of pictures to show in years to come keeps our sanity maybe? ;)

Growin' with it! said...

you are such a cool mom! don't you wish they would react this way when we bring home broccoli! fruit loops are my FAV!! who wouldn't want to eat whatever's inside that bright colored box w/ a big talking bird on it?!

cgivans said...

You are so smart for thinking to grab the absolutely adorable picture. I am going to have to do some hanging out at your blog....you actually like gardening....I stink at it....I am still surprised that we actually have something growing in our garden...now if I can figure out which ones are weeds and what I planted where.....

Jamie HIndman said...

Hey those cereals are fortified with vitamins! Enjoy your peace and quiet without the guilt.

Rachelle said...

So, how do you keep them from fighting over who gets what cereal? My bro and I always wanted the same box....

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

My mom brought the kids Pop Tarts this week. CHOCOLATE Pop Tarts. And every morning I have felt a little bit guilty as I handed them over. Every morning.

Michelle said...

Sounds fun (not the fighting part, but the surprise treat part)! What a treat for the girls!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh my word, this brought back a huge rush of memories. THe only time my mom would buy these mini boxes was when we went on vacation, and we thought it was the most special thing EVER.

And you're right - they WERE called Sugar Pops way back when! Hmmm...Corn Pops just sound so much healthier. :)

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