Sometimes Parenting Means Eating Froot Loops From The Floor In The Bathroom

Kelloggs Froot Loops

You’re probably thinking “link bait” on this one, right? Unfortunately, for me, the title is 100% accurate. Let me tell you why I was forced to eat my delicious Kellogg’s Froot Loops from the floor in the bathroom…

I guess I should start by answering the obvious first question: Yes, I am a 34 year old man/husband/father and I still occasionally enjoy a bowl of sugary Froot Loops. While we’re on the subject, once every weekend I even let my kids have a bowl of it. There it is. I am a terrible father and role model.

Now, where were we??? Oh yes, the eating cereal from the bathroom floor thing.

You see, I am a firm believer that crunchy cereal is meant to be enjoyed while it is still in a semi crunchy state. Otherwise, why would it begin crunchy in the first place? It would just come in a can, like soup, and we would either drink it or continue eating it with a spoon as we do now. Of course, that would just be ridiculous.

There is, in fact, an art to cereal eating that I have decided not to bore you with at this time. That being said, one of the key components to enjoy a perfect bowl of cereal is the ability to eat it immediately after the milk has been poured. This becomes difficult when your two year old, almost potty trained, daughter yells “I have to go pee-pee!” as she runs to the bathroom.

What else was I supposed to do? I followed quickly behind her, bowl in hand, as we took our usual places. I can’t say it was my ideal eating conditions but damn if that wasn’t a delicious bowl of cereal!

Have you ever been stuck between a Pot and a Hard Place? Share your story in the comments!


15 replies
  1. Dad Logic
    Dad Logic says:

    Pretty soon you will find that the bathroom is the one place you can escape for a moment of quiet.

    Pro tip: If you reverse the direction of your toilet paper roll, it will prevent your toddler from unrolling the whole thing onto the floor. My son used to play with the toilet paper roll while sitting on the pot. Within a few minutes there would be a pile of TP on the floor. By switching it around, spinning the roll doesn’t unravel the paper and saves me from having to clean up the mess.

  2. Kathryn
    Kathryn says:

    I eat cereal while sitting on the toilet in the bathroom probably every other day, because that’s the only place I can actually eat the entire bowl without being interrupted with a dozen different morning requests…I’ve also been known to hide in the closet to eat high-quality chocolate unbeknownst to my pair of sugar-crazed boys. Parenthood is a never-ending adventure!


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