This morning, Lydia, requested a special breakfast because of it being the beginning of exams. She wanted waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, and orange juice.
I do consider myself a morning person. I just don’t like to wake up early. Once I’m up….all is good. Well, I had set my alarm for 5:00am but ended up not getting out of bed until 5:45. I’m not sure why that happens.
Anyway, I was rushing around making her waffles and eggs and she came into the kitchen. I asked her if she would get the bacon out and pop it in the microwave. It was the pre-cooked kind and only needed to be heated. I was moving around so fast and not thinking, a very funny thing happened. She asked me how many pieces I wanted. I said, “two” and kept on working like lightening on the waffles and eggs. She started laughing and said, “MOM….you’re a vegetarian, silly!”
And I am. I haven’t eaten meat since 8-18-10. I can only hope that if she had of put two pieces on my plate, I would have come to my senses and snapped out of that daze.
We made it to school in the nick of time. Lydia had a stressful day and so did I!
Tonight we had Chinese take-out and I don’t feel one bit guilty.
Now the question that I have been pondering all day is all about that breakfast. All the teachers and school administrators always stress to make sure your children have a good breakfast before exams. My two girls have always requested special breakfasts. I always encourage a good breakfast but only on exam days do we go all out. The girls are more of a banana and chocolate milk, cereal, or peanut butter sammie types.
Now since I have been running, you always hear, “Nothing new on race day.” What that means is that you only eat what you are used to before a big race. What if these large breakfasts make the kids have an upset stomach during the exam? I say…..go with something good on all days and not change anything before an exam.
Lydia did ok today but I always worry.
What are your exam morning routines with your kids?