The Confessional: I give my kids sugar cereal.

I confess. See this box:

Lucky Charms make you tall?

It’s a box-o Lucky Charms.

I have a picture of it here in this post because I have this box in my home.

Folks. Friends… Cast ye judgment aside lest ye cast yon first stone….

This is not the first time I have brought sugar cereal into my home.

Alas and whathaveyou.

Go ahead. Gasp. Get it out.


Moving forward…

My 9 y.o. saw that picture on the box. She furrowed her brows, tilted her head and asked, “Mom. Lucky Charms makes you tall???”

My answer was… as always… filled with maternal wisdom, “Uh. Yeah. No.”

Lucy, never to be left out of a conversation… never to be one to let a mystery remain gave her two cents, “Maybe they make you lucky?”







“Or maybe they make you CHARMING!”

Yes. Let’s go with that.

Did I ever tell you about the time I yelled at my son… “You have to eat ALLLL your Cocoa Puffs or NO donut.” Or was it “Eat all your donut or NO Cocoa Puffs.”?

True story. The bonus for you is, no matter how low you hit in your own motherhood journey… I’ll be there to break your fall.


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10 Responses to “The Confessional: I give my kids sugar cereal.”

  1. Lynnie says:

    Throw some Cinnamon Toast Crunch in with those Charms and you are at my house. AND….my husband is a dentist!!!

  2. Luca ate fruit loops today. Sigh.

  3. Taryn Skees says:

    I’ll see your Lucky Charms and raise you some Lunchables. Clearly we were both in a “confessing” mood last night…darn mommy guilt.

  4. Slow Panic says:

    I’ve said similar things “Finish your pizza or you can’t have ice cream.”

    I used to buy Lucky Charms, separate out the marshmallows from the cereal and then just eat all the marshmallows.

    Let’s pretend I haven’t done this since I was 15. Let’s pretend that.

  5. Hmm. Ahem. We have lots of boxes of sugar cereal. Is that supposed to be a parenting No-No? Because right now, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Apple Jacks (which I guess don’t count because of the word “apple” in the name) and some sort of Lightning McQueen cereal that sends my son into a sugar coma. Oh well. At least we aren’t alone.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Lucky Charms are only for Mommy now. Charlie would pick out just the marshmallows to eat. So now breakfast is PopTarts every single day. Lunchables are a standard for school lunch around here too.

  7. Diana says:

    Mmmmm, as much as I love all those cereals… and grew up on them (yes, I got taller!)… they are not allowed in gramma’s house……..

    Because grampa would eat them all up in one day. *sigh*

  8. Emily says:

    Yesterday morning I ate a a mini blueberry muffin, a regular-sized blueberry muffin, a croissant, and a bagel with cream cheese. Lucky Charms sorta sounds like eating fresh after all that.

  9. Carrie says:

    I grew up in a home void of sugary cereals (think Kix and Cheerios only)…with a sugar bowl on the kitchen table. The bottom of my daily cereal bowl was always, shall we say, grainy. Never had a cavity, even at 38, go figure!

  10. Jenn says:

    If it makes ya feel better, coming back from my trip home, my new suitcase (had to supplement the expandable duffle I carry home) contained: 2 boxes of lucky charms, one pkg double-stuffed Oreos, one pkg mint creme Oreos, Smuckers grape jam (bubble wrapped), taco seasoning, French vanilla Coffee Mate, crystal lite lemonade mixes, Kraft Easy Mac n Cheese….

    I tell you, I dole out those Lucky Charms as if they were the last drops of clean water on earth.


    You are not a bad mom for serving Lucky Charms.

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