Friday, January 16, 2009

Pop-Tart Fetcher Extraordinaire


School was cancelled today because temperatures were a chilly 12 degrees this morning. I'm not sure I agree with cancelling school due to cold temps but that's probably because I don't have kids that have to wait at a bus stop in the a.m. I took advantage of the off day, letting the kids stay up a little later than usual last night so I could catch some extra shut eye this morning. This plan rarely works but that has never stopped me from trying. Today was one of those rare occasions that the kids were compliant and let me sleep while they watched some morning cartoons. It was blissful, not the kind of sleep that people without young children would appreciate (There was the occasional elbow in the stomach and lots of noise) but given my ability to tune out all non-emergencies, I slept like a baby. I awoke at around 8:30 and decided to roll myself out of the bed. I sat up, scanned the room and bid a formal good morning to my kids. My son didn't waste any time getting to the whining. Here's what he said:

Son: Why do I always have to get the pop-tarts for us in the morning?

Daughter: Because you're my Bubba.

***It should be noted that Pop-Tarts are not a typical breakfast around here. I keep them in the house for mornings when I can steal a little extra shut-eye***

That seemed to satisfy him and it made me smile so I got on with the business of my morning routine and we braved the cold for a fun day of indoor play and a lunch date with some friends. After we came home I made the kids play in their rooms for a bit while I got some things done around the house and my daughter seemed to completely forget the conversation she had that morning when I heard this coming from my son's room in a high pitched scream:


Who's going to get her pop-tarts now?


  1. I'd bet Dudley would be glad to do the P.T. Fetch for her, I'm just not sure he would be good for toasting. By the way, it was 14 degrees overnight up here in the frozen North, did I mention? THAT'S BELOW ZERO!!!!!! Glad you enjoyed the extra z's we've got a heat wave coming, supposed to go to 10 above tonight, and maybe even 20 tomorrow!

  2. Hmm. Here a bubba is a big keg of beer. Now, that leads me to all sorts of other ideas, not suitable for a Mama blog.
    I'm glad you got a little extra sleep. Believe it or not a time will come when you will be dragging them out of about noon.
    I like Pop Tarts too. We have the chocolate ones for dessert now and again. Breakfast? Well, it could be worse.Personally, I say go with it if it's working.

  3. Pop tarts are a perfect emergency type food.
    Don't hate me because temps where I live are in the high seventies, at the moment. But don't get hysterical or over excited. We're due to have thundershowers next week. And nighttime temps are in the thirties...

  4. We had a Cocoa Puffs morning up here in Wisconsin yesterday with -21 in real degrees and -40 wind chill. This is Will's third "snow/extreme cold day," meaning that he will be in school at least until June 17th!
    With up to 2 1/2 months of winter weather left, the kid may be lucky to get out by the Fourth....of July.