"typical" SAHMS fix only hot breakfasts?

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"typical" SAHMS fix only hot breakfasts?
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Fri, 10-22-2010 - 8:47am

so i had someone tell me about the mother of her daughter's friend.

 

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Registered: 03-29-1999
My older DD doesn't eat breakfast. After years of trying all kinds of different things, I've stopped fighting that battle. FTR, I don't really like breakfast early in the morning either. My younger DD eats cold cereal or a cereal bar.

On days that I work, I eat a cereal bar after I've been at work for a few hours. On my days off, I'll eat cold cereal or maybe I'll make myself an egg. Usually it's after I've been up several hours.

DH will eat toast or cereal if he eats it, or maybe a banana. Sometimes on the weekends, he or the kids will make muffins or biscuits or pancakes (not home-made.)
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Registered: 03-29-1999
And, my mom was a SAHM and I don't ever remember her making me breakfast. My dad was up with us on school mornings and I ate cereal. My brothers would occassionally make french toast or pancakes on the weekends. As soon as I was old enough to learn, I had the option of making myself eggs or whatever I wanted. I usually did cereal.
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Registered: 04-16-2010
I really don't understand what is funny here. What difference does it make, who makes it?
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Registered: 04-16-2010

Maybe that's where the confusion lies. I don't necessarily think of a big (unhealthy, fat/sugar laden) breakfast when I think of a hot breakfast. My kids will eat a piece of french toast, or two, and a piece of fruit...it's relatively quick, it's healthy, and it's easy to do.

The cold breakfast that my kids are likely to eat, and that is served at school would be yogurt (full of added sugar and colors), juice (full of sugar), whit (and/or highly processed) bread in the form of a begal or toast, or cereal (at home we have cheerios, but at school I've seen Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms). **I'm not suprised that my kid likes to eat at school, even though she also eats at home...she's got quite the sweet tooth, lol.**

On the rere occasssion that my kids have had cereal at home, they complained that they were hungry long before lunch time, b/c cold cereal just doesn't *stick* with them. My teens complain that by the time they get to school they are hungry again, b/c they've burned off the cereal simply by walking to school.

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Yep! I'm not sure how they can get away with marketing that stuff as yogurt.
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Registered: 04-16-2010
My kids will reheat pancakes for snacks, or on Saturday morning, if we are rushing out the door. I think dd14 has, on occassion, reheated them when she's had to be at school early for practice. We will often have a few extra from Sunday morning, that we throw in the freezer for just such a time.
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Registered: 04-16-2010
Why is that a kick in the pants? I really don't understand what you are finding so fascinating about this.
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Registered: 04-16-2010
My kids like that as a snack....Yummy.
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Registered: 04-16-2010
Yep, the school offers them...for breakfast! It's crazy, and I'm not sure how they get away with it.
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Registered: 04-16-2010
Oh, and just to add....it's not like these are *offered* and a healthier option is also offered. This IS breakfast (witth a grahmcracker) one day a week.

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