I distinctly remember my mother slaving over our breakfasts before school. It was always something fairly easy, unless we were having standardized testing. For some reason, anything that involved a #2 pencil and a sheet of bubbles to fill in sent my mom into a tizzy, and she was fanatical about providing us a three-course breakfast whenever there was testing involved.
I would love to say that I never minded, but the truth is? I'm not a breakfast person. At all. In fact, the hardest part of this pregnancy has been staving off the nausea by forcing myself to eat something - ANYTHING - in the morning. I am just wired to not eat until lunch.. if even then.
(This paints myself as quite the skinny individual, doesn't it? HAHAHAHA.. so not true, my friends.)
So mornings are often iffy when it comes to breakfast for my kids. Because I personally don't like to eat in the mornings? I find it VERY difficult to force it on my kids. Especially when mornings can already be so hectic.. I just don't feel like finding another sword to fall on, you know?
My five year old wakes up when I do (which is pretty early), so I have no problem tossing a cold Pop-Tart his way and letting him munch as he watches something on Netflix. My twelve year old, however, would prefer a luxurious hot spread for breakfast.. but also can't be bothered to get out of bed more than five minutes before it's time to depart for the day. As a result? He gets money to eat breakfast at school. And while this is the norm, there are some days that they don't want to eat. Life goes on. I haven't yet seen a difference in school performance or emotional stability as a result of whether or not they eat.
Now - to be clear - weekends? Oh, dude, I am ALL ABOUT some brunch on the weekends.
Are you an advocate for breakfast during the week for your kids? Why or why not?