Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fun With Cheerios


Some families do really lovely things with Cheerios.  For instance, they make treats as an alternative to Rice Crispies:
                                cheerio marshmallow treats

 Or, they recycle the boxes for nifty crafts, like these beads to make an eco-friendly necklace.

Not my family.  We, and by we, I mean, mein kinder, play games like stick the Apple Cheerio to the scrotum, for fun.

Two years ago, my husband and I removed several Cheerios from A.M.'s nose, until one was stuck, and irretrievable with tweezers.  Much crying ensued, and nose blowing, and that took care of that annoying habit. 

Lately, the game of choice has become, "put-a-Cheerio-between-each-toe-on-each-foot".  Since my boys are perpetually naked, and since Cheerios are readily available, at any given time on the carpet, the game has evolved.  If I don't vacuum daily, I am afraid that people think I am offering them, or their children a floor snack.  Currently, the copious amount of Cheerios residing in the backseat of my car, is enough to feed a small family in Africa.  Facepalm.

At first glance, I was worried that the Cheerios were entering an orphus.  Luckily, that was not the case.  It would not have been a surprise, as, once, I had to explain to my 3 year old why it was NEVER a good idea to put marbles in one's butt.  Mr. Potatoe Head is allowed to use his arse as a stowaway compartment, not my boys. 


  1. Ah, Rach I swear our children were separated at birth. Alas, we have graduated to goldfish and now find their petrified bodies everywhere.

  2. I have to say I love that Cheerio box necklace. May have to try my hand at that sometime, but I'm sure I'd be frustrated at my inability to do it right!