Monday, July 21, 2008

It's Finally Here!!

Every year in our house we wait with baited breath for that one week of the year we spend our Saturday Mornings dreaming about...

CRAAAAZY CEREAL WEEK!


Yes!!
Craaaazy Cereal Week (an arbitrarily determined week during the summer) is the only week during the year that I will breakdown and buy name brand Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs or WHATEVER. Without a coupon. Even if it's not on sale.

You can see why it's such a celebrated holiday in our house.

Yes, it's a lot of sugar for one week.



But the other 51 weeks a year no one expects, eats, or even ASKS for me to buy sugared cereal. Now really, how many mothers of 4 would you guess can regularly walk down a cereal aisle without batting an eye?

The rules of Craaazy Cereal Week are rigid, yet still leave room for compassion, conservation, and free-trade. (it's like I'm a republican or something!)
Simply put:
  1. Everyone chooses any 2 boxes they want on our Monday morning field trip to the grocery store.
  2. Each person has total control over their cereal as long as it stays in the kitchen. The 2 boxes may be eaten all in one day, or a little at a time over the 5 day period.
  3. No one may eat anyone else's cereal without a pre-agreed equal trade pact.
  4. On Saturday of Craaazy Cereal Week, all cereal is fair game, but the normal house cereal rules kick back in, and cereal may only be eaten before 9 am.

See? Easy, fun, and fair. AND only once a year.
I love it!

31 comments:

tricki_nicki said...

Holy cereal Batman. I'm really liking the idea of Craaaazy Cereal Week. My kids NEVER get yummy cereal, so I may just earn some mommy points if I hook them up. Good idea!

Annette Lyon said...

My kids would totally love me if I stole this idea.

Tori :) said...

That is so fun!!! I love it!

Amy Peterson said...

Sounds like such a fun idea! I totally love Saturday rules too. My kids would look forward to this week all year; sugared, artificial colored and flavored cereal- it might be better than Christmas! Oh, I might love it too-Captain Crunch would be my drug of choice!

"Q" said...

You bought cereal that wasn't on sale and without a coupon?..... Sugar in the house; name brand; I can understand that, but you just go and buy it? There are some lines I am not willing to cross. I don't even know you.

Melissa said...

That would work really well... except that I already let my kids eat sugared cereal :) I know. I'm terrible.

"Vern" said...

Cool mom award goes to...Randi!

Again.

DANG it! When will I get that award?

TheDillon6 said...

this confirms it. you are C-R-A-Z-Y!

But I wish I could be as crazy as you...that's what our pantry looks like EVERY SINGLE DAY!

Two Princess Girls said...

Whoa - fun! What a great way to have fun!

Yvonne said...

What a cute idea. How many of them eat it all in one day???

Becky said...

Love it!!

Our family has a tradition of giving one box of a favorite yummy sugary cereal along with a Christmas Stocking every year. But, I may just have to have a Craaaaaazy Cereal Week of our own after reading this post! It sounds like such a fun thing to look forward to. :)

Kristy said...

Great idea! Thanks for the comment--yeah, we must live pretty close. What ward are you in?

kristen said...

How fun!! You are so creative. And buying w/o coupons....it really is CRAZY cereal week.

We rarely got sugar cereals at my house growing up.

joanna said...

Will you be my mommy?

No Cool Story said...

!!!!!!
This is SO FUN!
You, my dear, are a FUN-COOL mom.

Maraiya said...

What a great idea! Currently my kids get to pick a highly sugared cereal on their birthdays but this might just be better. Hmmmm...cereal for thought.

Sarah said...

That is totally fun, and you are really a great read. You said you like comments so, Hi :). I found my way here via Heather.

mormonhermitmom said...

Cool. Unfortunately at today's prices, if I bought that much cold cereal, that would be ALL the family would get for a week, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Jill said...

WOW!
You are a cool mom!

I rarely buy sugared cereals for my kids. We mostly get cereal with fiber and grains and other healthy stuff. Yeah, I'm mean.

Have you noticed them being more "energetic" during this week?

linzipoo said...

I had cereal for dinner yesterday.

Great idea though!! Will try it with the boy when he gets back from his trip.

Nancy Face said...

I could never, EVER celebrate a holiday such as that.

Why?

I'll tell you. I. Love. Sugar. Cereal. I could NEVER abide by the rules...I would eat every box of cereal all by my little lonesome. No one else would even stand a CHANCE at it.

Macy said...

Stealing this idea. Reminds me of an episode of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" that I just saw. They go to an ice cream place and have ice cream for dinner one night during the summer. The kids love it and she got the idea from a friend of hers with grown children. That was one tradition that really stuck.

Lauren said...

MY MOM RUINS MY LIFE! I totally want to celebrate that fun occasion but alas...as she has already stated...we don't have a chance!

Oh wait, I am getting married...Ha! Cereal EVERYDAY! Woohoo!

Lauren said...

MY MOM RUINS MY LIFE! I totally want to celebrate that fun occasion but alas...as she has already stated...we don't have a chance!

Oh wait, I am getting married...Ha! Cereal EVERYDAY! Woohoo!

Corrine said...

what a fun thing, my son greg lives on cereal.

MoziEsmé said...

What an awesome idea! And it gives you peace in the grocery aisle all year long - it is definitely worth it!

aubrey said...

what a FANTASTIC idea. i think i will adopt it, thank you very much. you are the coolest mom!

Janell said...

I love it!

happy mommy said...

love this idea!

Khourt said...

What?!?!? Nobody picked Lucky Charms?!?!?

Loralee and the gang... said...

This would work very well in our home. I HATE buying cold sugar cerals because that's all they want if it's in the house. And don't try telling me that if I bought it more often that they wouldn't want it so much. Not true.
As a kid growing up, we only got cold ceral on Christmas morning. I loved it! But a week-long pig out on cereal would probably top that. Maybe well try it. Someday. (My daughter is reading all this as I type...she might even try to hold me to it!)