If I have any advice for a young mom it's this: Never say never.
Case in point...
I never buy sugary cereal.
My kids learned early on that if they wanted sugar-in-a-bowl they better go see their Granny (who will have the Coco Puffs and Lucky Charms ready and waiting upon our visits.)
I have been known to occasionally buy Cinnamon Toast Crunch for road trips, but thats about it.
Last weekend, The Boy celebrated the birthday of a friend at a sleep-over.
He came home singing the praises of Captain Crunch.
I spent the next 72 hours flashing back to the good-ole-days growing up in Southern Arizona.
I'm talkin' way back... when I had to walk to and from school, in the scorching desert, without any shoes, up-hill both ways, through a cactus field. This was in the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth and we had to actually get up from the couch to turn the channel-knob on the TV, and had feathered/permed hair held together with purple cans of AquaNet.
But I digress.....
You see, when I was a kid I had a cereal secret. Occasionally my mom would buy the sugary boxed goodness, but I didn't care for them. Well, I didn't care for parts of them.
For instance, I loved the marshmallows in Lucky Charms, and I loved the berries in Captain Crunch Berries, so I ate them. Yes, I shook the box all around and reached my mitts into that box until every last crunchy marshmallow and berry was found.
To make matters worse, when someone else opened the box to find it void of the better parts, I blamed my two younger brothers.
I know you cannot believe that I would stoop to such deception. It's true that I was a perfect child, with exception of that whole cereal-liar part.
Cereal liar....I crack myself up.
Anyway, when The Boy came home asking if I would buy Captain Crunch, I told him no.
However...upon further thought, this simple inquiry flooded me with nostalgia. I wouldn't buy Captain Crunch, but Captain Crunch Berries? Well, that's a different story.
We got ourselves a box.
|His first bowl of Captain Crunch Berries|
Back in the day, the only berries were the red ones, and the berry-to-crunch ratio was a lot lower. Now there are multiple colored berrries, and much more of them. At first I wasn't sure I liked it.
But for the record, I do.