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Little Chefs and the Great Breakfast Disaster

My kids are obsessed with the kitchen. As growing boys with ever-hungry bellies, they view the kitchen as all things delicious and forbidden. See, I don’t particularly enjoy kids in my kitchen space. Unless we’re baking something like cookies for Santa, I find children utterly dangerous in the path of my culinary activities. There is heat, cutting utensils, and food safety issues I’d rather not have to watch out for.

Enter Saturday morning breakfast. Saturday is the one day I ask beg to sleep in. Kids, knock yourselves out waking up at your usual 6 a.m., but for the love of all things sacred, play quietly until I stumble out of bed in the 7 o’clock hour. Sounds reasonable, no?

I thought so too, until my kids decided to get busy in the kitchen without me.

I had the rather unfortunate experience of being woken at 6:15 a.m. to screaming kids in my kitchen drenched in an entire gallon of milk. You should have seen it. What started off as two boys and two bowls of cereal, ended in a complete milk bath, made only worse by their attempt to clean it up. Every last napkin, paper towel, and kitchen towel was a soppy, milky mess.

Since that day, we’ve stuck with fruit and yogurt in the mornings until I get up and make them breakfast. Fruit and yogurt is clean, tides them over and best of all, doesn’t involve volumes of liquid.

Yoplait’s Trix yogurt has become an obvious breakfast favorite in my household. The kids love the taste and I love the fact that Yoplait Trix contains no artificial colors, favors, or sweeteners because if there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s high fructose corn syrup. Yoplait Trix yogurts are also easy to open and are the perfect portion size for kids. Win-win!

Have you experienced any kid-induced breakfast mishaps?

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