Thursday, April 24, 2008

William Shatner Would be So Proud

Spud loves to eat. LOVES it. We have often joked that he will eat ANYTHING that is not nailed down or running faster than him. There is a great deal of truth to this.

This was never more evidenced than this week.

My dad eats Bran Buds daily for breakfast. Yes, those little pellets that look like rabbit food. I won't touch them with a 10 foot pole, but they are a staple in my parent's house. Spud decided he wanted some too. I gave him 7 or so and he clamoured for more. Everyday for breakfast my son now eats 2 or 3 kid sized bowls of bran-buds and granola.

(Insert shudder)

Of course, whatever Spud does, Sprout must do too. So, at 6:30 every morning (this IS sleeping in, they used to get up an hour earlier) I serve geriatric cereal to both of my children. There is something a little disconcerting about a 2 year old yelling enthusiastically for "more Ban please."

My only issue with the buds, aside from the fact that I feel as if I am feeding my kids cardboard with a granola chaser is that those little pellets can really fly. I am finding buds in all kinds of places, including down my shirt this morning.

(If you are asking why they are flying, then you do not have boys.)

As for all the jokes you are thinking up regarding the "regularity factor" with the large quantities of bran that these little people consume, yeah not so much. They still have issues. I honestly don't know how as they consume enough fibre right now to keep a whole nursing home "running smoothly."


KnittinChick said...

Wow! Those kids are not having to go through a mid-life crisis to put more fibre into their lives:-)

JCK said...

Too funny. Kids are amazing on what they decide is delicious.

Bargainista said...

i'm thinking that the 'fibre' thing must be a gene that you passed onto your boys. i recall your comment on knittinchick's blog that you choose fig newtons over oreo cookies any day (or something like that).
Your comment has affected my life and i would like to share that i purchased a package of Fig Almond rolls. i was quite surprised that they didn't taste like a mouthful of sand that i remembered fig newtons you could say you influenced me to take up the fig challenge. My body says Thank You!