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Grasping Reality

by Kay~Kacey on 10/2/2008

We know that I don’t have a firm grasp on the reality that my children are grown. You can laugh at my lego guys, and possibly relate to me wondering who is that woman in the mirror.

But a grasp on the fact the kids are gone? No, that reality hasn’t really hit. Neither does SuperGuy grasp the whole concept, I’m just saying…

cinnamon toast crunch

He keeps stocking up on Cinnamon Toast Crunch every time it goes on sale. I gently remind him that the boys aren’t here anymore. Sigh. He forgets and buys more when it goes on sale again.

I’m hoping to have a Cinnamon Toast Crunch party when all the boys are here for Thanksgiving! That should solve the problem. Well, at least until SuperGuy sees that the darn cereal goes on sale again!

(Still not finished with the Photo of the Month post. Remember that commercial where the woman is making Rice Crispy treats and she keeps saying “It takes time.” …while sitting in the kitchen reading a book. Then she dusts her face with flour and brings out the treats and everyone appreciates all her hard work? Yes, well. Picture me in that commercial. Only I’m not reading the book, and I’m not going to put flour on my face. Oh, heck, I guess that commercial doesn’t really apply, does it??)

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

wkf October 2, 2008 at 6:01 am

Make a care package for christmas or Birthdays..

iPost October 2, 2008 at 6:27 am

LOL! I LOVE that commercial. And me thinks your hubby secretly is having a love affair with sugar cereal and is just using the boys as an excuse! 😕

Kate October 2, 2008 at 6:35 am

Nah, the commercial doesn’t apply but it’s a pleasant memory. I always enjoyed that commercial. Take your time. Eat some cereal. Take a walk. We can wait for the contest.
Human nature and habits are hard to break, aren’t they? He’ll eventually remember that you really don’t need that cereal anymore. And it might even be comforting for him just now to see it on the pantry shelves.
Good post. We all do this.

Mental P Mama October 2, 2008 at 6:57 am

Oh that is funny. I do, however, see your All Bran hiding in the corner;) Just had my bowl of the stuff :coffee:

TSannie October 2, 2008 at 7:44 am

Just send those boxes my way…my boy is still here (sighing sometimes) and loves Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Katharina October 2, 2008 at 10:02 am

I do love Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Send some home (and back to college) with your boys. It is delicious right out of the box too. It’s like crunchy “mom love” whenever they eat it! What a great idea. I think I’ll send a box to my son in Afghanistan. It’ll make him smile. 😀

Gayle October 2, 2008 at 11:05 am

Aww, I think it’s sweet that SuperGuy is not grasping the reality of the kids being gone.

Rene October 2, 2008 at 12:51 pm

I could easily take care of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch problem. Love that stuff.

It took me years to quit checking the prices on diapers and I’m still resisting the urge to by “Dora the Explorer” videos. My big bad 1st grader has moved on to more adult fair like Barbie and Hannah Montana.

mp October 2, 2008 at 1:06 pm

LOL..that is great!

Suzanne October 2, 2008 at 1:54 pm

That’s certainly a LOT of Cinnamon Toast Crunch!!!

Amy A October 2, 2008 at 1:55 pm


Wrap them in pretty paper, pack ’em up, send ’em off. Seriously.

mary October 2, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Maybe you could leave a trail of cereal so that they will be able to find their way home…

Isn’t it nice to have a husband who shops, though?

Melissa Marsh October 2, 2008 at 6:16 pm

My stepson love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Wish it would go on sale more here!

Kacey October 2, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Finally got the Photo of the Month post ready. Will post it tomorrow!

Caroline October 4, 2008 at 6:31 am

Oh wow. Thats love. I agree, make a care package. But then again, when they are home for holidays my guess is they just go right back into their old habits, craving the familiar again and expecting boxes of that stuff waiting in the wings.

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