Last week on CSB Sunday Morning they aired a story on the evolving nature of breakfast. One of the facts that stuck in my mind is the 12% skip breakfast. How can you skip breakfast? It's the best meal of the day. They also talked about how time starved breakfast has become - get it on the run, in the car, while rushing to wherever you need to be.
That is not what happens in my house. I'm an early riser and DH is not easy to wake up. When we first started living together mornings were tough. At some point I thought it would be fun to wake up DH with breakfast in bed. It worked. And I'm still doing it seven years later. Monday through Friday I get up at 6:15, make breakfast and bring it Bruce in bed. I sashay into the room, carrying the tray and gently call, "Breakfast." He'll roll over, smooth out the covers, make sure my pillows are up against the wall and get comfortable. You've probably noticed that there is only one bowl of cereal on the tray. That's because I feed him. Yup, that's right. I spoil him rotten. But before you start rolling your eyes and wondering if I'm sane, I can tell you that we have some of our most meaningful and intimate conversations over cereal, toast and OJ in the morning. When we are done eating, DH takes the tray back to the kitchen and we still have time to cuddle before it's time to get ready for work.
On Saturdays it's a help yourself to breakfast morning since I am up early and he sleeps in. On Sunday it's his turn to cook breakfast which translates to eggs, bacon, beans and bagels.
So the next time you're considering skipping breakfast, try sharing breakfast with a loved one or loved ones. Maybe you'll create a new tradition in your home or perhaps restore an old one.