Early Morning With My Fireman – Feeding The Captain
Early mornings with my fireman are always crazy busy. Feeding The Captain a good breakfast is a serious thing around here. After all, the job is tough, demanding and he needs to be ‘on’ at all times. Not distracted by a growling tummy, right? They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And for some, more so than others! I have 1 shot in a short amount of time to fill him up and send him off. Add a hungry 7 year old into the chaos and you can kind of feel the crazy through the screen here, huh? Also!! We get up and at ’em super early….
My fireman has to get up before the sun. Get his head on straight with some strong coffee and get his body moving with a good breakfast. When Jimmy Dean asked me to share how I get that done, I was all over it. We keep a few #RedBoxBreakfast meals in the freezer all the time! I grab them while I’m at Walmart. Easy, peasy. My fireman loves them. And! Bonus for me, Ethan loves them too. Winning, right? 2 birds, 1 stone and all. It could go from ‘busy’ to ‘bad’ real quick with two hungry guys with a busy day ahead of them. Literally, just 3 minutes in the microwave and….
We’ve got breakfast on the table! A sausage, egg and cheese croissant breakfast sammie with a strong cup of coffee and my fireman is good to go! Sure, I wish there was time to go the homemade route. But, I’m happy with the extra few minutes we get to have a short chat, wish him a safe day and get a quick kiss good-bye. Ethan usually stumbles in 1/2 asleep just as my fireman is finishing up that coffee. They share a couple minutes of chit-chat and usually a silly knock-knock joke Ethan picked up on the bus. To me, that makes for a near perfect start to every day. I’ll trade slaving away at CRAZY O’Clock in the kitchen for those extra minutes together any day of the week!
I know you’re mornings are just as crazy, busy as mine! How do you keep everyone filled up and on track?