Rhett got a new shirt.
He picked it out himself. He took it off the rack, held it to his chest and hugged it.
I looked down at the Tony the Tiger retro tee and immediately tried to come up with a plan of extraction.
Why do you like that shirt?
Because I LOVE his cereal.
He said it earnestly.
Extraction plan aborted.
He might as well wear the cereal, because it isn’t something that I let him have at home. I mean, have you seen the sugar content?
Of course, what I allow goes a little haywire when we are on vacation and blog-Stedman does the grocery shopping. On the first day of our last Colorado ski trip he brought back “breakfast food” which consisted of 3 VERY SUGARY cereals and some Pop-Tarts.
Where is the oatmeal?
Where is my whole wheat toast?
What am I going to eat?
The boys went crazy. Literally. They were shocked and awed at the prospect of a VARIETY of non-touchable cereals for breakfast.
I can have this?
Can I have more?
They couldn’t believe their good fortune. I didn’t have much choice since it was all that was available.
Sure! Help yourself to another bowl of SUGAR.
At least in Colorado they were skiing and playing outside where they were expending a kajillion calories and I figured as long as they brushed their teeth really well they would survive the week of breakfast bliss.
Rhett’s favorite cereal was Frosted Flakes. He looked into the bowl, observed the sparkly white flakes and declared them…
So we come full circle to the Tony the Tiger tee. He is very excited about his SNOW FLAKE shirt and has worn it on every day that it is clean since it’s purchase. Last night as he took it off before bath he hugged it and sighed,
I just wish Tony the Tiger made pajamas…