After Mary Alice’s great post a few days ago about the elderly woman eating breakfast on her own in the diner, I started thinking about breakfast at our house. During the week, breakfast is often a rushed jumble of “Eat your oatmeal…The bus will be here in 5 minutes…Are you planning on wearing socks with your sneakers to school today?” On the weekends, however, we usually have the luxury of taking breakfast slowly. Sometimes we make pancakes or waffles, and sometimes we just sit with our bowls of Mini-wheats and enjoy each others’ company. Either way, it has been such a pleasure to watch my two oldest engage in conversation with each other while the littlest one watches, spellbound by the giggles and hand motions. We talk about butterflies, dinosaurs, and the difference between Pre-K and 2nd grade. Sometimes I don’t even say much at all, and have a chance to read the newspaper while the kids entertain each other.
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