Every morning, I go through the same routine with Charlie as he chooses his breakfast cereal. Well first, he climbs up into his high chair (all by himself!). Then I connect his tray to his chair, give him some orange juice, and slap on his bib. Charlie announces the color of said bib.
Then it’s time to choose the cereal. I show him an option; say, Cheerios. And he responds with an altogether different preference. Thank goodness, he has usually made up his mind by option #2, and we don’t deal with a never-ending saga of toddler indecision. I’m pretty sure I’d put a stop to that. Anyway. Charlie does voice his opinion, and I can usually honor it. And he is pleased.
So with our current cereal selection, these are the descriptions Charlie might use for his cereal du juor.
“Bee” — Honey Nut Cheerios with, of course, the bee on the box
“Wewwow” — Cinnamon Life Cereal, with the yellow box
“Boo I” — Regular Life Cereal, with a blue box top and the letter “I” on the front
“Puwpuw” — Raisin Nut Bran, the kind mommy eats, with the purple on the box
“Nana” — Frosted Mini Wheats, which he associates with Nana for some reason!
And then he quickly downs two bowls at minimum.