Seth likes to have things just so. In our bedtime banter, he's begun to request that I prepare his breakfast ahead so that when he gets up (because he is always the first to wake) it is waiting for him at the table. So far he's only requested cereal. The first night he ordered Honey Nut Cheerios and feared that by morning the cereal would be soggy. I resolved his concern by suggesting that I have a cup of milk in the fridge that he could pour over his cereal. The next night he wanted plain Cheerios so he then suggested to me that I put a spoon full of sugar in the fridge next to the milk. I then counter-suggested that I just put some sugar in a little bowl next to the cereal. He agreed.
I am thrilled to do these little things for my sweet Seth. He is five going on six in June. If he were 16 going on 17, I would maybe not be so thrilled, but probably I would still be. He doesn't really ask much of me these days. So, I'm happy to add a little cereal setup to my nightly routine. Although, I'm not sure how pancakes would taste having sat, cold and alone at the table all night long. Especially if they were pre-buttered and pre-syruped.
Bonus quiz for Mom: which two Julie Andrews tunes did this post inspire you to sing?