The Breakfast and Books Edition
We've learned, however, through many years of fighting the children's forgetfulness of these rules that (unless they're borrowed books), it's not worth the headache to enforce them in a detention school fashion. Seriously. How can I complain because my teenagers can't eat without a book propped up in front of them? Is it really such a bad thing, I ask myself, to have toddlers sprawled all over the floor in the middle of a puddle of picture books? We do pick up all the books when we clean up the house (a house cleaning edition of "Madness" coming soon, btw...), and we do still caution the children to be careful of the books we own, but we don't obsess about them. It's more important that the kids know that books are friends that they can be comfortable with -- and not be afraid to snuggle up with. And occasionally spill coffee on.
5. Also, whenever possible, I coordinate the color of my coffee cup with the outfit I'm wearing. Makes me feel on top of things in the morning. (Whatever it takes, ya know?)
Do you have any Books or Breakfast tips to share? Whatever we can do to improve efficiency or fun, we're up for it!