Monday, September 19, 2011

Ice Cream for Breakfast!

I'd say the biggest downside to having kids is that they eat breakfast. When you're the kind of person who likes to sleep until noon everyday, this is some serious style cramping. Even after 8 hours of sleep, if my eyes are open at 6 AM it's guaranteed I'll be a coffee-drinking zombie until closer to normal waking hours (ie. noon).

My kids are used to Zombie Mom. Heck, they love Zombie Mom! She lets them watch Sponge Bob AND eat cereal straight from the box... on the COUCH. Afternoon/Evening Mom is closer to Tiger Mom, and doesn't allow TV of any kind watched unless supervised reading has been done. And NO WAY is food allowed on the couch (especially not after finding 2 half-eaten apples and a peanut butter sandwich mashed into the cushions).

Which means that breakfast at Chez Hopkins gets about as fancy as dry cereal, a container of yogurt straight from the fridge, and a banana.*

Well, no longer, folks! After finding this super awesome grilled cheese sandwich ice cream picture on Pinterest the other day, I thought, HEY! Even Zombie Mom can make something like that for breakfast! (only minus the cheese sandwich)

And she did. 1 cinnamon waffle cut into a triangle, 1 banana stacked like ice cream, 3 scoops of vanilla yogurt as faux-whipped cream, and a handful of walnut sprinkles.

Breakfast was gobbled up in aprox. 3 seconds.

*pats self on back*

Happy Monday, folks!

*except Sundays. On Sunday, Zombie Mom pretends to be a baker and manages to pop a can of Pillsbury orange danishes in the oven. Bon Appetit!

xoxo,

14 comments:

April said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're the coolest mom EVER! Have you ever considered adopting... a 34 yr old grown woman??

Marisa Hopkins said...

April, yes. Only if you make me cupcakes to go with my coffee. :)

Crystal Cook said...

You are a cool mom! I LOVE this! :)))

SewSweetStitches said...

OH my gosh what a cute idea! I wonder if this would get my daughter to eat bananas and non-trix-flavored "yogurt"
Of course, she slathers peanut butter in every available square of waffle so that would kind of ruin it :/

Marisa Hopkins said...

Melissa - what if you mixed peanut butter with vanilla yogurt? the yogurt can be like caramel sauce :)

Heather Kelly said...

yum. we'll be over tomorrow for breakfast!

Meeling said...

Yummo....that looks good enough even for the zombie mommy to eat!! ;-)

mshatch said...

I wish I could have breakfast at your house :)

Melissa said...

Oh how cool! Now why didn't I think of something like that?

AlyGatr said...

You can adopt me too. I know how to clean up after myself, which is a plus. That is such a simple idea even I could do that! If I weren't so lazy, that is :P

DancingMooney ♥ said...

You are so creative Marisa, you're like the best mom ever, I swear! ♥

Lydia Kang said...

At least you made them breakfast! This zombie mom says, "You know where the cereal and the milk are. Go forth and eat."

Julie Dao said...

Ditto what everyone else is saying - you are so totally a cool mom. Love this!

Slamdunk said...

Agreed. We even try extra pointless running so that they would sleep longer on weekends--not happening.

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