If your kids are anything like mine, the second their heads lift off their pillows in the mornings, it’s a steady flow of agonizing screams…
“I’M SOOOOOO HUNGRY!!!! I NEED BREAKFAST!! FEED ME, MOM!!!!!” (Well, at least from Sophie. Owen just points at food and grunts like a madman).
You’d think they hadn’t eaten in days. Needless to say, whipping up breakfast needs to be fast. Cereal gets the job done, but oatmeal is definitely their breakfast of choice. And apparently a child can go from hunger to crippling starvation in the time it takes to cook and cool a bowl of oatmeal.
So to put them out of their misery (and let’s be honest… put me out of mine), I started making ice cubes out of milk. I pour milk in there anyways, I might as well freeze it, right? I pop a few cubes in the oatmeal as soon as it’s done cooking, and it takes almost no time at all to cool down! And that means a lot less moaning, and a much better start to our day 🙂