Mornings in our household have pretty much been the same routine for the last 9 years. Our kids are not only creatures of habit, but early risers. They are those kids who could go to bed at 7pm or 11pm and still wake up at the crack of dawn. As parents of early risers know, they don’t just wake up early – they wake up hungry!
Our oldest has taken on the responsibility of breakfast in the mornings. He enjoys this task so I would not dare take it from him. I rather enjoy watching them while I prepare my morning coffee. He gets out the boxes of cereal, instructs his little sister to grab the bowls and spoons, and then he pours the milk. Soon after come the giggles as they listen to that familiar snap, crackle, and pop and I am reminded of my own early morning breakfasts as a kid growing up. Their dance is routine and comfortable; I wouldn’t change a thing.
Like so many moms, I choose what my kids eat wisely and starting their day with Rice Krispies is an easy decision. Rice Krispies Original Cereal is made with the goodness of a simple grain and no artificial colours or flavours, making it a fun part of a nutritional breakfast. My kids love topping theirs with berries for a special treat (I personally like to top mine with sliced bananas). I also love knowing that Rice Krispies cereal is fat free and provides a source of 8 essential nutrients, including Vitamin D. Makes me feel confident that I’m starting their day right.
My oldest is especially thankful that Rice Krispies comes in a Gluten-Free variety, not only ensuring he can enjoy it for breakfast but allows us to make Gluten-Free Rice Krispies treats – always a favourite special snack for picnics and BBQ’s.
Watching my kids in the mornings, I do find myself wishing that these comfortable routines will never end. The reality is that it will one day change, however I will always cherish these small moments. The kids will grow up, start their own lives and perhaps even have children of their own some day. I wish them many wonderful things in their future, one of which is that nostalgic, comfortable feeling that one gets over starting your day with your family over a simple bowl of cereal.
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