Thursday, December 10, 2009

It is the most important meal.


You either are a breakfast-eater or you aren't.

I have turned into one since I stopped teaching ... more time to eat in the morning.

And, I've discovered something really important: Skinny people eat breakfast. They do.

I've also realized that you burn more calories by eating breakfast and starting up your metabolism.

And, when you eat breakfast, you're not starving at lunch and gorge yourself at that time.

I have to force La Petite Belle to eat breakfast in the morning if we don't have Pop Tarts or Nutri-Grain bars in the house. That's her standard not-so-great breakfast choice. Out of the 231 types of cereal, she only likes two: Cheerios (good) and Reese's Puffs (bad).

We had a discussion about all the good things eating breakfast does, including giving her energy for school.

No dice. She's still not convinced.

So, I made this wise, motherly statement: You know who doesn't eat breakfast? Fat people. (which, of course, isn't true) You know how you say dumb things to get your point across? That's pretty much the story of my life.

Then, La Petite Belle, without skipping a beat said, in a cocky, yet innocent voice, "Then, Daaaadddddy, what did YOU eat for breakfast?" (implying that Daddy is fat)

Boom. Roasted.

Not sure where she gets her sassy wit from.


Cathy said...

I almost always eat breakfast, but my hubby never does and my youngest wouldn't if I didn't make her and the oldest is a sometimes does and sometimes doesn't. Ahhh who knows?!?

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

HAH! She gets me every time. What a crack up....seriously.
I try to eat breakfast, really I do.

H-Mama said...

Love it!

Jeanette said...

I eat breakfast everyday. I must - it gets me going!

We have bagelfuls in our area in the breakfast section in the freezer section. She may like those! They are filled with cream cheese and a fruit filling - pop in the microwave for a few seconds and it's done. They are pretty good!

Lily said...

I am not a breakfaster.... Perhaps that explains my ample derriere. Hmmm.. I'll have to think about that one.

Rach@In His Hands said...

I never was a breakfast person until this past year...the thought of eating right when I got up was not appealing. Now I wait an hour or so and then eat up. Works for me!

Oh that girl of yours.......I enjoy her spunk.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Oh, funny!!

I became a breakfast eater when I was pregnant -- it's a habit I'm glad I have stuck to!

Amanda L said...

love your Office reference...

Beth T said...


thedomesticfringe said...

LOL. I eat breakfast, so when do I get skinny?


Tante D's better half said...

That reminds me of a story when my brother was little. He asked my dad why his stomach was so big and my dad said it was from smoking. (obviously not true, but you know...) He thought about it and said, "But Pawpaw doesn't smoke..." Well, it didn't work, b/c my brother is now a smoker.

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Vanessa said...

Saw the Christmas production tonight. It was great. Congrats to you and all involved. You did a wonderful job D. Great message and saw many get saved after the early service Saturday night. Your daughter was adorable also.

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