Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Morning Stories

Despite being on maternity leave, mornings are pretty hectic in this household. D's commute to work is over an hour and he's gone not long after 7am, and I find the only way to a) get my day started and b) successfully get ready without children screaming/peeing on the floor/turning on the oven and setting the house alight (ok, perhaps a *slight* exaggeration) is to shower and at least be dressed before he leaves. It's made even more hectic on Tuesdays and Thursdays when there's a nursery drop off and another person to get out of the door and sometimes I feel like a tornado is sweeping through my morning as we try to get organised. In addition, I've started running recently to burn off my baby weight and some more, so that puts more pressure on my morning as I cannot bring myself to run in the evening as I'm zonked by 8:30 when both children are down.

D isn't a huge breakfast man, and I can often take or leave it... It's one of those things that I have if I have time for it but it's regularly an apple that I grab to take in the car on the way to work. Effy has her breakfast at nursery but often has a piece of fruit with her milk and catches 15 minutes of tele while we whiz our way through our starts to the day.

Cue the BelVita breakfast biscuit: The solution and thus the resolution to restore mornings at Thursday's Child HQ! Packable, grab-able, split-able, shareable... A whole HOST of ways in which I can get something into all of us and an item that will definitely stay on the shopping list when I go back to work. Effy loved the milk and cereals variety and on a busy morning last week was able to share them with daddy before they both flew out of the door... They're also a good thing to have in the cupboard for the day we run out of fruit and the last banana has gone squishy. My only niggle about them is that to her, they're just biscuits and I don't want to set a precedent for biscuits for breakfast, but I guess there's more explaining to be done as she gets older... However thinking about it, looking forward they might be a good way to get a selection of wholegrains and fibre into a girl who only wants to eat sausages ever at the mo (that's the toddler, not me!). D and I also enjoyed Yogurt Crunch cocoa variety, however we felt that they were more for a midmorning snack than breakfast... Unless you like chocolately goodness first thing in the morning. That said, I was completely unaware of how many varieties were on offer and will be having a really good nose in the supermarket next time I do my shop because they sound delish!

So, in conclusion, a hit in this household and a product that I can see being useful when I go back to work later in the year, when our mornings will only get even more chaotic, I imagine. A big thumbs up from Thursday's Child HQ!

This post is an entry for the #MorningStories Linky Challenge sponsored by BelVita Breakfast. I was supplied this product for free for the purpose of the challenge but all opinions are my own. Learn more at www.facebook.com/BelVitaUK


  1. My daughter Ellenah is like this. I am rushing around trying to get my son to school and she keeps coming back to the same cereal that has been sitting there for about an hour. She really doesn't want to eat it. She is ready for breakfast by around 10am. After a good night sleep anything that isn't playing first thing in the morning is a waste of time. I think you are on to a winner xx

  2. I enjoyed hearing about your mornings and loved your pictures. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part


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