7.19.2010

Sign #1 - Cereal Combining

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Over the past few months, my hubby has been repeatedly stating that he is getting older. How can he tell? I can assure you that it's not because of aching joints, gray hair or wrinkled skin.

The hubby thinks he is getting older because he has started to do "crazy old man things." In what I hope will become a regular post, I would like to share the hubby's Signs You Are Becoming Old.

Sign #1 - Cereal Combining

You know you are getting old when you don't mind mixing random cereals together in one bowl. Allow me to elaborate...

Imagine that you have a hankering for a nice bowl of cereal. When you go to the pantry, you realize that there are several boxes to choose from, but each has only a few spoonfuls of cereal inside. As a young whippersnapper, you would have groaned in despair and then found something else to eat.

Not to worry though, you're older now. You do the only logical thing... you dump the remaining crumbs from each box into one bowl. Bran flakes, Fruit Loops, Grape Nuts, Rice Crispies... It doesn't matter what kind-of crazy combination you end up with. You simply pour on the milk, grab a spoon and enjoy.

Just the other morning, my hubby had a bowl of Cinnamon Harvest Shredded Wheat, Honey Bunches of Oats, Grape Nuts and Bran Flakes. Mmmm.

If cereal combining is an actual sign of aging, I have nothing to worry about. I am happily situated in the young-people-who-only-eat-one-cereal-at-a-time-category.

What about you? Do you combine cereals like my aging hubby?

4 comment(s). Leave yours!:

Gretchen said... Best Blogger Tips

My husband does that, too. I've never combined cereals and I don't think it ever occurred to me to do it on my own, which is strange. It's not like Special K and Rice Krispies are vastly different.

mshike said... Best Blogger Tips

I, too, will never have to worry about cereal combining!! I do NOT like my foods to mix (unless that is the way it's prepared) or touch at all...still to this day.
Should see me at Thanksgiving time...lol...everyone else's plates are overfilling and mine has something on each section of the plate without touching the other...and then I go back for more. A source of assumement for my husband...lol! :)
I'm just picky that way, I guess...so, no cereal mixing for me!
I think it has to do when I was younger, my mom left my dad in charge of us 4 kids while she went out of state to her mom's funeral...one night we had soup...the next night we had spaghettti..and the third night..well, My dad mixed the soup AND the spaghetti together and called it dinner...YUCK! Nope...won't be mixing my foods!
I think another stage of being old is when you run out of milk, you add orange juice or your coffee to your cereal...why not, you were going to drink it anyways...my dad did this, also...needless to say...I'd find something else to eat...lol! :0)

helen said... Best Blogger Tips

I think it's a man thing not an age issue and it's hereditary.

kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Whew! I must not be old. No cereal combining here :) Now crazy - that's another story.

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