Weekends are still defined by a lie-in, and whilst that may be stretching it with children I like to have at least one easy morning over the two days. For the children, weekends are defined by relaxing the rules, not having to wear a uniform, not having to be in bed at 7pm, and having at least one meal in the lounge rather than at the kitchen table.
Some things don’t change as much, I am still caught in my mum’s words that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I still believe the white marks I occasionally get on my nails are because I’m calcium deprived.
And so, weekends bring our compromise. I hold back on all my instincts and let the cereal bowls into the lounge from time to time, I haven’t got to the part where the children can sit on the sofa but they feel they’re winning as they sit on the floor with their bench for a table with a choice of cereal held back only for weekends, and everyone’s happy. Cravendale is a fantastic milk in our milk drinkers home. A perfect isotonic for our active children, Cravendale is filtered for extra freshness, so fortunately for our fast paced family life we are never likely to find our Cravendale passed its use by date, it also comes in skimmed and semi-skimmed, so whilst I’m happy for the children to enjoy their favourite milk I’m also happy that the milk I enjoy with my cereal and coffee is a little calorie-light. Because that’s the thing, on the weekend after the children have enjoyed their relaxed breakfast, this is most often the changing scene as I take the opportunity to enjoy a more traditional breakfast at home whilst the toys have come out and I don’t have to worry about being anywhere.And carrying on our afternoon traditions, as summer turns to autumn I love movie-time with my three, and of course that in itself captures its own new traditions and for us that’s getting our patchwork blanket out, our special milk mugs, and a snack on the sofa.
There is something wonderfully perfect about snuggling up with a mug of milk to watch a favourite film.This post is an entry for BritMums #MilkDrinkersMilk Linky Challenge, sponsored by Cravendale.