It’s not like we don’t HAVE any other food in this house and the poor little darlings are deprived of breakfast when they get up in a morning.
Although you’d think that was the case when the 10 year old gets up at ridiculous o’ clock (he STILL hasn’t got out of getting out of bed at 5.30am some mornings, grrr).
He’ll sit and read his Harry Potter book on the sofa, or watch some cartoons.
If there’s any crisps, bars of chocolate or whatever lying about, he’ll make a beeline for that as soon as he gets up.
Then not want any ‘proper’ breakfast when everyone is up at a reasonable time (ie, 6.30 – 7am).
It doesn’t matter that I’ll lay out a full breakfast table to try and pre-empt his wily ways and stay off the crap.
Before going to bed, I’ll put out bowls, spoons and cups, and some fresh fruit on the table, and an assortment of cereals, such as Rice Crispies or Cornflakes so he can help himself.
I even put croissants, ready made scotch pancakes, brioche or pain au chocolat out on the table as well some mornings.
You’d think that’d be enough.
If there’s anything in the cupboards that even resembles crisps or chocolate bars though, he’d rather scoff them.
Now, I’m not the Food Police and don’t object to them eating sweets and chocolate. They do.
Just NOT at 5 o bleedin’ clock in the morning.
You need a proper breakfast to get you through the school day.
So, from now on, I’m going through the cupboards and taking out any chocolate bars, or crisps and hiding them under the bed.
The breakfast table will still be groaning under the amount of food he CAN eat at that time of morning.
The crisps and chocolate will have to wait, though.
What do you think? A fine plan, or plain mean?! Although I can’t see what’s so mean about not letting them eat shite first thing on a morning and having proper food to set them up for the day instead…
the chocolate can wait until he comes home from school!