Lucky Squares

April 5th, 2009

Terah and Jacob were shopping in the cereal aisle the other day.

Jacob saw a box of Lucky Charms (not one of the more nutritive cereals). He pointed to it and really wanted it.

Terah pointed to a better choice, and asked him, “Shall we get that one instead?”

Jacob looked at the other cereal dubiously, unconvinced. Terah added, “It is SQUARES!” That was all it took — now Jacob wanted that cereal.

Terah told me this story, and added “this won’t work for long.” She’s right, of course.

I guess we’ll hope that they’ll come out with octagonal cereal one of these days.

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  1. Anonymous

    What kind of cereal did you end up buying? Just wondering what you’d consider a “better” cereal.

    Thanks.

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    terah Reply:

    Well, I’d consider anything without marshmallows to be better than Lucky Charms! Not that I don’t enjoy them on occasion… And, of course, highly processed breakfast cereals aren’t that great anyway. But, in this case, we got Quaker Oatmeal Squares.

    I tend to define “good” cereal by my mom’s defination: as long as sugar (or a sugary product) isn’t among the first two ingredients, you’re good to go! It’s amazing how many cereals that little rule disqualifies!

    Other “good” cereals: Kix, most raisin brans, Honey Bunches of Oats, and (Jacob’s favorite) homemade granola.

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  2. Carl

    You know, I’m a young guy and don’t plan on settling down for a long time, but I really enjoy your posts about your family. Just nice to see all the little things that make having kids great. Keep posting!

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  3. Adam

    For some reason, this made me think of this comic, which is something I think of every time I go to Subway:

    http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/?c=77

    Maybe your trick will last longer than you think.

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