Mr. Sweet and I eat a LOT of cereal..
with plenty of fresh fruits to go along with it..
and skim milk....ALWAYS.
When I was a kid, we ate
oatmeal more than any other kind.
There wasn't as many different kinds of cereal back then.
GRAPE NUTS and
GRAPE NUT FLAKES ..
amd probably a lot more that
I just don't remember.
Then, as I got older, I discovered
My daddy and I both loved shredded wheat...
little brother, KEITH, not so much.
He still liked OATMEAL..with butter, sugar and cinnamon...
which is the way I STILL like it only with BROWN SUGAR.
Daddy would look at me and just roll his eyes....
we KNEW better. We KNEW it was one of the best cereals ever discovered and we knew it was GOOD FOR YOU.
I still buy a box of Nabisco Shredded Wheat when I am missing my daddy a lot.....somehow, having a bowl makes me feel like he is having one, too...
up in Heaven....and still rolling his eyes at Mama as she sits beside him, eating her oatmeal.
THEN, a little later, I discovered CHERRIOS
and fell knee deep in love.Our whole family liked CHERRIOS and we had a bowl almost every morning, along with 2 pieces of toast...one plain with butter...the other, CINNAMON.
My brother and I had that breakfast for years and years, it seems.
Mom just knew we were getting a good balanced breakfast....never mind all the REAL sugar and WHOLE milk we consumed.
Both brother and I are doing good in our later years so I guess it all didn't hurt us too much.
Then, when my kiddos came along, it was
so many more I can't even think of them.
Nearly ALL were coated in SUGAR....
lots and lots of SUGAR.
I'd start worrying about it and then I'd read
FORTIFIED WITH 60 VITAMINS
and I'd feel better.
At least they were eating breakfast. A lot of their friends didn't start their day with
They are both healthy enough now and both have sworn off SUGAR.
*and totally RANDOM, she adds......
This little BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS
just happened to be sitting beside me when I took these photos and he just looked like he needed to be in pictures, too.
I love this little pie bird. He is the only one I have and I'd love to have a small collection of them one day.
Then I look around at all my JUNQUE and think, WHY???
I've gotta get busy and mow the lawns while Mr. Sweet weed-eats everything.
joining in with:
MAKING THIS WORLD CUTER
ON THE MENU MONDAY