This last week I have played hostess to my ten-year-old niece. Her father - who does not eat breakfast - is appalled because she doesn't want breakfast foods at breakfast. She wants hot dogs, cheese sandwiches, spaghetti and real food for breakfast.
I was happy to indulge her, having the same attitude myself. I can remember making hamburgers for breakfast when I was a teenager. My mother certainly didn't care; she just wanted to be sure we'd started the day with food in our stomachs that wasn't 95% sugar.
Anyone else out there with the same attitude? I've suggested to my sister (mother of visiting niece) that she do a cost analysis of breakfast food vs. regular food. I am sure that cereals are ridiculously expensive and perhaps if she shows this to her husband - a former accountant - he'll realize that cereal is a waste of money and he should pay attention to what kids will really eat.