Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cheetos and Popsicles for breakfast.

Earth mother I am not ... just yesterday I was telling Mr. Farmer that I wanted to go more organic with our food ... growing more of our own fruits and veggies and making sure that we really check out what we are feeding our children.


So, venture now to this morning ... nothing has changed - the head still hurts and I am tired of being stuck inside with the kids ... it is lovely outside, but the sunshine actually hurts and there must be some sort of construction near by because I can hear loud machine noises.

AngelBaby had a slight fever last night and this morning and was generally cranky ... so when she asked for a Popsicle for breakfast, who was I to deny her. Now, in my defence they are Dreyer's Fruit Bars - with REAL FRUIT. That's what the box said ....

While I was trying to settle AngelBaby down, LittleMiss was yelling (and I do mean yelling) that she wanted breakfast and could she have mumble, mumble, mumble ... which I should have known was not a good option, but I am tired of arguing so I gave her my reluctant consent.

After getting AngelBaby all set up -- it is serious work to enable a toddler to eat a popsicle (fruit bar ... whatever) with out turning everything in a 4 foot radius the same color as said popsicle -- anywho ... I get her set up with towels surrounding her and go to check on LittleMiss ...

Yea, girlfriend had completely torn into a bag of Cheetos - yep, the ones with extra cheese - which equals extra mess. Now, on the plus side; they were Baked Cheetos and it was a small bag vs. the Costco sized bag that we sometimes purchase ... However, is it just me or do they add extra of the cheese flavoring to the Baked Cheetos to make up for the lack of fat? Because I swear these are wayyyyy more orange than the regular version. hmmm.

So, there I sat ... watching one girl turn a lovely shade of red - and the other a lovely shade of orange.

I wonder how much therapy they will require when they grow up!


Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Bombeck

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.-- Mark Twain

Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the LORD. Exodus 28:29


Jagular said...

Do you drink diet sodas?
I've known a lot of people who get headaches such as yours whenever they have artificial sweeteners.

bethro said...

I'm in the "bad mommy" club with you. We've had popcorn for supper, and ice cream for supper at different times, of course. I don't regret that. I think it's perfectly fine every once in awhile! lol

T-girl said...

HEY! It is CHEESE and FRUIT rigth? You read the lable you said so that is ok, you know what is in it! LOL

Have you heard "Bill Cosby: Himself" and the cake for breakfast skit? I die laughing evertime I hear it. I watched it the other day in fact, you should watch it, it explains ALL of this and how it is ok! LMAO

Jenster said...

Popcicles are healthy. Why else do the doctors say to eat them when you're sick??

We do ice cream for breakfast on occasion ("on occasion" sounds better than "all the time"). It's a dairy, isn't it??

ffleur said...

Popsicles are great for sick wee ones. I'm sure baby felt much better and got to have a funny coloured tongue to admire.

As for the other sneaky one....you go girl (after my own heart!) heheheh

Prunella Jones said...

I've been known to serve bowls of cereal for dinner and regularly eat chips for breakfast. What the heck, your stomach doesn't know what time it is.

TTQ said...

i'm eating a popsical right now.. the sugar free lifesavers ones..honey and i devour sugar free popsicals as late night trick your brain into think it's candy..

christa said...

hmmm.... i'm around kids a lot and i picked up a little trick. coffee filter things... next time you serve popsicles, push the stick through the middle of a coffee holder. then... the drips fall on the coffee filter and not little hands. it works amazingly.

Frannie Farmer said...

Jag, I actually don't drink them anymore -- I only drink 7-up or Gingerale .. because of the sweeteners.
Bethro, Thanks for stopping by!
The key IS every once in a while. I swear the minute I break the *rules* my kids think we will do it every day ...
T, I L.O.V.E that Bill Cosby skit. That and "I brought you into this world, and I can sure as heck take you out" ...
Jen, that was my thought exactly :)
ffleur, the sneaky one also steals my heart!
Pru, I love breakfast for dinner. If it were just me and the girls I think we would do it a lot more ..
Mr. Farmer requires meat and potatoes -- and he doesn't count bacon & hashbrowns darn it!
TTQ, I enjoy the lifesaver ones too!
Christa, thanks for the tip -- I am going to try it for sure!