Ideally, we’d love to sit down to a big family breakfast feast daily. We’re living in reality over here though. My kids would rather eat ALL. MORNING. LONG. To be honest, I personally kinda prefer it for myself too.
My solution has been to allow them to spread out their breakfast. AKA, only get 3 items in the morning, same as if they were eating it all at once. No fighting the “sit down and eat it all right now game”. No more constant asking for snacks. Kitchen’s closed. It allows them to feel like they have some input and makes mornings a lot simpler!
Here’s how it goes; they pick their items, I make the plate and set it on the table. I leave it there all morning. They eat at their own pace. Sometimes they eat it all at once, sometimes not.
**This is ONLY for breakfast, all other meals they are asked to sit at the table and eat with everyone else. Being excused only after everyone has finished eating.**
Heres a typical morning:
- Toast or Oatmeal
- A Fruit
- Hard Boiled Egg
- Water Bottle with or without Ningxia
This makes our mornings much simpler and fewer “Mom, I’m hungry” moments!