Every morning is pretty routine around here. I drag myself out of bed....pour a cup of coffee...take a sip....then drag myself up the stairs to wake up Alex for school. While he gets dressed, I head back downstairs and switch laundry loads then make him breakfast. Breakfast varies depending on my level of zombiness. He loves cereal, which really helps on the zombie mornings, so 3 out of 5 days that is usually what he asks for. I am not a big fan of the scooby doo, captain crunch, cinnamon toast crunch crowd. The sugar content is soo out of the world, plus the kids always fight over whatever prize there is. My kids can actually tell you that the reason cartoons and special toys are on cereals is to make kids want to buy them and they usually aren't the healthiest choice. Usually we have Life, cheerios, raisin bran or so on. So..back to the routine. Once dressed he comes down and sits at the table eating his breakfast. Usually we chat while I get a headstart on the girls breakfasts. Well, three weeks ago the grocery store had a sale. Cinnamon bun cereal, halloween lucky charms, peanut butter captain crunch, and spooky scooby doo cereal...all for .50!!! Okay...so...saving money won over healthy eating. My kids were soooo excited...they jumped and yelled and I even got 'Wow...you are the best mom EVER!'. The fun thing about these cereals..were the games and jokes and activities all over the back. My kids LOVED these and we've had a lot of fun in the mornings playing the games...deciphering the puzzles. It has really stepped our morning activity up a notch. This morning as we were trying to unscramble a word I realized how much more we have been enjoying our morning. All because of a simple, silly thing like a cereal box! I still won't buy those brands on a regular basis. But I will look now for our cereals that maybe have something like that on the back. I mean really...so simple...such a thing most people over look...has brought such fun times! Who'd a thunk it.