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06.07.11 / He’s Onto Me

Layne just finished Kindergarten and his reading and writing skills are better than ever.  He’s figured out what the chalkboard wall next to the fridge is for – jotting down needed grocery items.  I found this item added to the grocery list right at about kid height:

Can you decipher it?

It’s ‘Kellox frosdid fllakz.’

That’s Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes to anyone older than 6.  Poor kid.  We rarely buy cereal.  I guess he saw a commercial for the cereal and wanted to try it.  Apparently, Tony the Tiger can be very convincing.  So, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes made their way into my shopping cart last week.  Layne likes them.  No surprise there.

I wonder what I’ll find written on the chalkboard wall this week…

image:  Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

21 Comments

07.June.2011

That is adorable! I am dying to get a chalkboard wall in my kitchen, but I’m more scared about what my husband will add to the list – beer, beer, and more beer … :)

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07.June.2011

aw, what a cutie, such a fun age!

my 5th grader was studying for a test, and according to her study notes, we have the “right to bare arms and a trail by jury”…i tried not to laugh, but it was really, really hard :)

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07.June.2011

How sweet! I’m trying to convince my husband to let me do something like this when we move. I can’t wait to see what my son comes up with!

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07.June.2011

Love it! My kids love “fwosted fwakes” too.

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07.June.2011

Teehee. My kids love cereal, and I only buy it when I have coupons that make it free or close to free. This weekend they had Cheerios on sale and with my coupons they wound up being $0.50 a box. My kids happily gobbled up two of the boxes already.
When I was little I would have loved for my mom to make waffles or french toast and fruit. My kids…. want cereal…. I’m not sure what that says about my domestic abilities.

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07.June.2011

What do you eat for breakfast on weekday mornings? By the way, I loved your post about the kale chips, so food and cooking posts are always welcome.

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replied on June 7th, 2011

Viki – I try to switch it up for the kids. We do breakfast burritos {which consist of scrambled eggs rolled into wheat tortillas}, cereal fruit bars, oatmeal, etc. I prefer Carnation Instant Breakfast shakes {the rich milk chocolate flavor} for myself because they’re super quick and fill me up until snack/lunchtime. Sometimes I’ll have a cup of coffee a little later in the morning too. It’s more like a half of a cup – half the mug is coffee and the other half is milk. I really like milk! I could so do one of those ‘Got Milk?’ ads.

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07.June.2011

Also, do you have a shelf or something on your chalkboard to store chalk and catch dust?

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replied on June 7th, 2011

Viki – There’s the perfect little recessed spot on the top of our fridge – where the door hinges – for a piece of chalk. It works out well because we always know where it is and the kids have to ask to use it so it’s not a chalk free-for-all. As for dust, I don’t really notice it. I wipe the chalkboard wall down once a week with a damp cloth and that seems to be sufficient.

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07.June.2011

Cutest. Thing. Ever :)

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07.June.2011

that is TOO cute!!! I want to paint one of my kitchen walls with chalkboard paint too.

Im having a giveaway on my blog for a cute monogram french damask necklace…

http://cassylately.blogspot.com/2011/06/monday-giveaway.html

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07.June.2011

Lol…I remember when my son first added to my grocery list “cookies, chips, juice.”. Cute!

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07.June.2011

My son is almost 6 too and just finished Kindergarten….so I can relate :) Don’t ya love “brave spelling”?

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07.June.2011

I love phonetic spelling! my 4 year old just wrote ; I luv mi dade.

I love my daddy. all the sweeter since it was a sincere effort.

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That is too stinking cute!

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I love this post, it makes my heart melt. In a world where we pine over things like granite counter tops and expensive shoes, its a great reminder to put it in perspective and look at the things that our kids desperately want, like Frosted Flakes. :) So simple, (yet delicious!)

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07.June.2011

Precious! I love reading little posts like this.

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08.June.2011

I have a son the same age and I am lately so delighted by his spelling and writing efforts! It’s almost like the first time your child says your name out loud— so sweet! It’s hard not to indulge such an earnest request!

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08.June.2011

Loved this post… I have a just-graduated kindergartner and it took me a few seconds to realize that the writing may actually need to be translated to others.

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08.June.2011

O.M.G. that’s about the cutest thing EVER! Please keep this picture forever :)

Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.com

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Oh, is that adorable! When my boys were young we started a “birthday cereal” tradition. That is, we stick with healthy breakfast cereals most of the year, but when a birthday rolls around, the birthday boy can pick any cereal he wants even if it’s High Fructose Corn Syrup Covered Sugar Bits with Neon Marshmallows. It’s usually something along those lines, anyway.

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