Do You Want A Donut?

Jane often wakes me up by telling me she wants to eat breakfast. I, never a morning person, shamelessly attempt any delay tactic I can think of in an effort to stay under the warm covers.

The other morning I was woken by her sweet little voice demanding breakfast and my foggy brain had an epiphany. Grandpa Moose had dropped off donuts the day before and there were a few left! Smug with the thought of extra time in bed and a happy donut-eating child, I asked in my best lure-the-children-to-the-van-with-candy voice, “Do you want a donut for breakfast?!?”

And then Jane, like all children, effortlessly popped my beautiful fantasy bubble.

“No. I want breakfast not a donut!”Jane

Out of bed I crawled to make her something totally responsible and appropriately breakfasty while I tried to determine if, with a response like that, I’m doing this parenting thing all right or totally wrong.

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23 comments on “Do You Want A Donut?

  1. Hilarious and painful at the same time! 😴 I can sure relate…my 5 year old still gets the meal names mixed up and often pipes up early in the morning asking if it’s time for dinner!

  2. lspeng1951 says:

    What a cute and lovely child with a good answer, great capture.

  3. Vanessence says:

    To have a child that knows her own mind so well, and can voice it, I would have to say you are doing something right. Even if she doesn’t want doughnuts for breakfast. 😉

    • Jessie says:

      She certainly knows her own mind! 🙂 And thank you, she’s a good kiddo, even if she is donut adverse early in the morning (she ate them that afternoon).

  4. Firewaves21 says:

    This made me giggle. 🙂

  5. Dan says:

    Haha I think you’re doing wonderfully as a parent😊

  6. Aishwarya says:

    I am sure Jane liked the breakfast you made for her 🙂 And she sounds like a smart health freak already 😀

    • Jessie says:

      Scrambled eggs with salsa on top, she loves it every time! Hopefully she’ll grow up and keep a bit of her smart health freak status, but not too much, because everyone should have a donut every now and then. Balance right?! (She ate hers that afternoon! 🙂 )

  7. Sharon says:

    Are you sure Jane is not a adult in child’s clothing??

  8. N. says:

    Hahaha! I’m sure if you had told her she could have anything except donuts, she would have wanted the donut 😆 Kids are sent to try us after all!

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