"Guys, I'm going grocery shopping today. What kind of stuff would you like me to get for breakfast?"
Ryan replies slowly and with a sigh,
"Mom, just look for a cereal box with a picture of a toy on it. That means it has a toy inside. We'll like that cereal."
Little does he know I avoid "prize inside" cereal at all costs.
One toy. Three children. I don't need that kind of drama at breakfast time.
I sooo went through this yesterday! I had a handful of BOGO free coupons for Kellogg cereals...I should've never given them a choice.
One of my favs...a gigantic box of some cereal they don't even like but wanted b/c it had a 'step meter' inside. Do they really need to know how many steps a day they take? Uh, no.
Go to the dollar store and buy a three-pack of some sort of junkie toy. Buy the cheapest or healthiest cereal--the kind that doesn't come with a toy.
Place your three toys in it and shake it up.
Even spending money on the toys--I bet you'll come out cheaper than those expensive and nutritionally empty cereals!
Then you and Little Pastor can laugh your heads off at how excited they are about a cereal with THREE TOYS IN IT! WOW!