Ode to Weetabix

Ode to Weetabix

Squatting, quietly contained in the bowl
These two woven wheaty biscuits
so innocent you look
but add milk
and mix
you stir
into a paste
more potent than cement
congealing in hair, on pyjamas
Weetabix, you glue our lives together.

(c) Judith Kingston, 2013

Linking up to Prose for Thought.

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Also linking up to Shoulder to Shoulder Today, hoping this will cheer Emma a little.

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26 thoughts on “Ode to Weetabix

    • judithkingston says:

      I think we should try one day. Then if you get bored of the house, you can just eat it and start again somewhere else.

    • judithkingston says:

      Yup, this morning I had BOTH! Weetabix for the Toddler and rice crispies for the baby. My floor is a mess.

    • judithkingston says:

      If only I were wise enough to do this. This morning’s bowl is still sitting by the sink. Can’t face it yet.

    • judithkingston says:

      My heart sinks every time my son makes it known that this is what he’d like for breakfast… Bane of my life.

  1. themotherhoodsite says:

    I thought it was hard to clean off of a bowl, then I gave Baby T his first baby-led-weaning-style go with it, a whole new world of fun! I remembered halfway through my shower that I had forgotten to clean the highchair tray, thankfully I got back to it before the stuff had set! 🙂

    • judithkingston says:

      Were you showering the get the Weetabix off yourself? Top tip: my mum puts the whole high chair under the shower after I’ve left, apparently. 🙂

      • From said mother: …and scrubs it for at least ten minutes, with lots of detergent! (Only works for metal high chairs, though.)

      • themotherhoodsite says:

        Somehow I managed to stay Weetabix free! That is a top tip, only our highchair is wooden…

    • judithkingston says:

      I try to avoid it as well, although I have found that it doesn’t really matter what I serve for breakfast, whatever the girl is eating results in a need for a complete change of outfit.

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