Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Trash Can Breakfast

I did mention that Kevin took Lubbock out without socks, right? Well, I'm not blaming him ... but, Lubbock seems to have come down with a horrible cough, crackly breathing, snot rockets upon sneezing, and he's a little warm. Poor little guy.

I refuse to take him to the playgroup this week since I don't believe in sharing misery (unless it's chicken pox ... which I am desperate to expose him to ... anyone? Anyone?). I thought this meant that I'd be stuck with all 120 oatmeal raisin cookies, but Brandy offered (or at least said 'yes' when I asked her) to come get my cookies and bring the others back to my side of town. What a sweetheart!

Back to this morning ... I've run out of fresh fruit and waffles and haven't made it to the grocery store in a few days, so for breakfast I had to be a little creative. Cheerios and raisins is what I offered. Not accepted. I let him down while I searched for something else he might enjoy. As I turn around, I see my son digging in the trashcan and eating freeze dried bananas (something I gave him at dinner and he threw on the floor). At first, I was thinking, no wonder he's ill ... eating food out of the trashcan. But then I thought ... he's already sick and the vitamins in the bananas may do him some good.

Am I crazy? Does anyone else let their kid eat breakfast out of the trashcan?


Melisa said...

We only do cereal usually. I am not a morning person, at all. And cooking in the morning is COMPLETELY beyond me. If we have a real breakfast, it is at dinner time.

Brad always tells me that you can't catch a cold from being cold...

Why don't you just get him a vaccine and avoid chicken pox all together? I'm totally not trying to get into a debate on the merits of vaccines (which I support completely), but it seems like a shot is easier than weeks of scratchy misery. Granted it isn't 100% effective in 100% of the population, but even if he still gets it, it wouldn't be as strong.

(And please no one email how vaccines cause autism and a plethora of other issues. I have 3 autistic cousins and still get my kids every vaccine I can).

Steven said...

you are crazy

Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

Mmmm ... Steven (as my brother), you should know that craziness runs in the family!