Thursday, January 19, 2012

Good morning, sunshine

This is the time of day she seems so little. Tousled bed-head, blankets cuddled in each arm, cozy, cuddling on the couch. Moments before, Mommy dragged her from her butterfly-adorned big girl bed, helped her sleepy little body into clothes, and escorted her by the hand to where she assumed a resting position once again. The bright colors of the Disney Channel flicker on the television - usually Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, maybe Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

Groggy child. Peaceful moments... off to preschool in a few minutes.

I ponder the breakfast choices; she is most picky at this time of day. Strawberry milk? Or maybe chocolate today? If she refuses milk (this has been happening too often lately), perhaps some V8 Splash? Some days she loves pancakes. Other days, a peanut butter chocolate chip granola bar does the trick. Trix yogurt, with it's super-sugary flavors and child-friendly colors, is always a winner. If we are lucky enough to have bananas on hand before they've turned dark brown and mushy, I offer one of those. But I must do so carefully; sometimes she wants a big banana, other times she wants it cut up in a bowl.

For this particular meal each day, I cater a little extra to her demands. I prepare to send her off to preschool, and I want to wave goodbye knowing she has a full and happy tummy.

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Linked up to Mama Kat's Pretty Much World-Famous Writer's Workshop today! Prompt: Describe the scene at breakfast.
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