Oatmeal is not my sons' favorite breakfast. It is on the breakfast rotation once every two weeks. Every time I serve it, my boys run to the breakfast table with hungry bellies and then groan when they see the hot steaming bowls of oatmeal...except today. Today, God gave me a fabulous idea!
This morning when the boys ran to the table, they found my tupperware sectioned server filled with oatmeal "accessories." As they were oohing and aahing over the items in each section I explained that they could make their oatmeal anyway they wanted. I had my teapot filled with hot water and covered with the tea cozy for warmth. The boys selected a packet of oatmeal and added water to their bowl. Then they chose from sunflower seeds, raisins, apples, bananas, honey, brown sugar, and/or peanut butter to add to their oatmeal.
It was the first time I served oatmeal without groans! I also included a few packets of hot chocolate for them and some mugs to make a warm beverage to go with their warm cereal. My oldest son said, "Mommy how do you come up with these great ideas?" My answer? "God!"