Umm yeah...


...That's cereal with water.

When we opened the fridge for breakfast this morning, I realized we were out of milk. 
It happens. 
But it happened after we'd poured the puffins in the bowl. 
And his heart was set on that bowl of puffins. 
I told him it wouldn't be good, but he had to try the water in the cereal. 


You only try this once. 
I remember when I did.

It's really not the end of the world, but it's really not good.

... But thanks to Gramma for showing up an hour or so later & fixing things:


love you mom.

xoxo, Lauren

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42 comments:

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

i totally remember doing this as a kid. and you are right. you only try it once. then you learn.

Mary said...

Gramma should be wearing a cape since she saved the day.

I Dream Of said...

Uh oh! Glad grandma saved the day! PS-Made the garbanzo salad last night. Yum! XO Jeanne

Emily said...

Awwww... Moms & Grandmas really do save the day! Such a sweet post. Going to try the chickpea salad for lunch today. Thanks again! :)

pve design said...

Tell Gramma that she looks great and how lucky are you.... hint, there is parmalot milk in a long life shelf container that I keep hidden for moments of missing milk~ maybe they have that by you?
pve

IAMSNOWFLAKE said...

I remember my sister used to have them with Coca Cola. She loved them!

Gina said...

Awes! What a good grandma she is!! At least its better than pouring in sour milk! Uck! That is the worst!!

Lisa, An American Mom said...

I love how your mom is still wearing her gloves. You must have said ok Mom pour milk, then get comfortable. :)

Kristen | Cottage Modern said...

I remember thinking that orange juice would be a good substitute for milk (better than water, at least). Yeah--I only tried that once :) Not good. Thanks for the cute post!

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

that's hilarious! his expressions are the best.

Red Door Home said...

I remember doing this as a kid! I didn't like it either. I was not as fortunate however, as my Grandmother was hours away.

nkp said...

Grandma to the rescue! She really is a superhero!

Julia R. Dominguez Lawrence said...

Better using water than breast milk, like a friend of mine did a couple of times, YUK!
Cute post, thanks for sharing.
Julia

Erin said...

Cutest post ever!!!

Melissa said...

Too cute.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Such a sweet story!
Thanks for sharing.
Teresa
xoxo

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh yeah...never more than once...cute pix!

MeLi said...

This was too funny, and very familiar!; I have been out of milk for 3 days now....just having some 'eh' days where I don't want to go to the supermarket...lol

I wished my mom or grandma would rescue me with milk and bread in my time of lazyness...or pure procrastination. hehe
Luv your blog Lauren!
Meli
http://domestiquette.blogspot.com/

Brillante Interiors said...

What a sweet post Lauren and beautiful family (all three generations)

LindsB said...

Moms are best, they always come to the rescue when you need them most :)

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

How lovely,

Is there anything in this world that a loving grandmother can't fix? This reminds me a lot of my mom and my little guy -- they have an incredible bond and he often turns to her to save the day ;)
Oh, milkless Mondays -- that's what I call a Monday morning when I've forgotten to restock on dairy.
Needless to say, it's never a great way to start the week!
Cheers, Alcira

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Debby said...

Yeah for Grandma. My son used to put orange juice on his cereal when we were out of milk, yuck.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Your son is adorable. What a face when the day is saved!

Loretta

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House said...

I think I remember hearing that cereal was first eaten with water on a regular basis (I think it had to do with the first cereals being made from hard oats).

Glad they all realized that milk was better!

{the vintage wren} said...

So cute.

Camille said...

When a kid wants his cereal, there's no stopping him! I know this well.

Joanna said...

I remember doing this, too! We all have to discover it for ourselves, right? Tell Christian that Miss Joanna LOVES her Puffin cereal, too. :)

janet said...

I laughed when I read this post..Been there..Done that..You are right..Once you taste your Puffin cereal with water it's a decision you will never make again..LOL..Thank God for Grandma..

Erin said...

Haha... confession: I always eat my cereal with water. Puffins are delicious; your son has good taste!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

What you have gotta try is chocolate milk with cereal. It is awesome for days when you feel grumpy. Trust.

Aubrey said...

Seriously, could that little face in the last pic be more adorable??? (c: Yay for awesome grandmas!!!

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Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Ha ha! It's like the movie Friday! Moms (and grandmas) always save the day!!

Acquired Objects said...

Moms are great huh?I remember trying water on cereal once....only once! That's your Mom? She looks younger then me and I just turned fifty...ugh!Please don't tell me she's younger then me.

Erikita said...

I ran out of milk once..with a toddler in the house..nuff said. I buy 3 gallons of milk at time and freeze some in the garage's fridge. When we are about to run out on the milk gallon inside the kitchen fridge. I take out a frozen gallon and let it thaw overnight...it's ready to go come morning and we have never been out of milk since!

Windlost said...

too funny. omg christian is cute. xox

Diane James Home said...

This is such a cute post (not to mention your adorable son)! Woke up this morning with a choice of almond or soy milk for my coffee - both pretty yucky. I am resolving to pick up a box of Parmalat for the pantry so it doesn't happen again! Aren't Grandmas fantastic?

traci zeller designs said...

HA!! Henry asked for water in his cereal just tonight! I had to tell him that just wouldn't taste very good ...

Kathysue said...

Aaaah yes I remember it well. WE would always be out of milk, bread and cereal. Many runs to the store, but I did not have snow to contend with. Yay Grandma!!! Kathysue

Sara said...

super cute. i love that you caught the disappointment. well, at least it wasn't spoiled milk (which happened to me as a child).
S

JLMamma said...

so funny, i just did this this morning. cinnamon toast crunch with water and a touch of whole milk. fail.

off to the store i go...

Cool Stuff said...

Okay, I hope EVERYONE sees this comment. I'm a mom of three and found out years ago, thankfully, to always keep a carton of Parmalat milk in my cupboard and one in the refrig. Its REAL milk, in a box, and when I've run out for cereal, or even a recipe, it works perfectly! My kids don't even know...and if you keep it in the refrigerator, it will be cold and ready. Its small and doesn't take up space like a real gallon.