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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What's the best thing about vacation?

We got home from our California vacation late last night. This morning as the kids and I sat around the breakfast table reminiscing about our adventures I asked them to name their favorite part of the trip. They did not choose:

A) Fabulous sunsets on the beach
B) Catching buckets full of sand crabs
C) Hanging out for an entire week with our very best friends in the world
or
D) Campfires on the beach and making s'mores

Instead they chose this:
Why on earth would this be the highlight of their trip you might be wondering. Look closely. Can you see it? In the bowls...

This was our last morning in Seascape. The kids were hungry for breakfast and there was clearly no way ice cream would make the trip back to the Bay Area. So we did what any good parents would do and fed our kids giant bowls of ice cream for breakfast... With a side of fruit and a glass of orange juice, of course!

The kids were in heaven.

My only regret? I'm just sorry we didn't think of this
without being prompted by end-of-vacation-fridge-cleaning.

51 comments:

♥ Braja said...

Yeah, that's bad parenting, pulling that stunt at the LAST MINUTE.

Sheesh...

Glad you're back :))
xx

Cairo Typ0 said...

Ice cream for breakfast sounds good to me!! And the juice and fruit totally made it healthy!!

Fruit food group and the milk food group! Sounds good and balanced! :)

ScoMan said...

Desert for breakfast. This concept is new and intrigues me.

I am already hooked on brinner. maybe some Deakfast is worth a try.

Catching sand crabs sounds fun! I think that would be my highlight.

The Rambler said...

Who doesn't love ice cream in the morning?

:)

Glad your back!

FranticMommy said...

Ice cream for breakfast while in vacation is a very legal manuever!
Funny, when I first looked at this picture and thought you had brought an entire summer camp full of kids with you. Then I saw it was a mirror on the wall. Duh. Going back to bed now. :)

ck said...

That's awesome, KBexclamationpoint. Welcome back.

PS: my book is being bound today and I'll ship it to you as soon as you send me your address (again). I'm afraid that I put it in a safe place and then promptly forgot where that place was.

K said...

Ice cream and fruits sounds great to me.

Welcome back.

Pop and Ice said...

Oh absolute YUM! You've got your dairy and fruit. What's not to love?

Tina said...

Looks like they're in heaven! But ice cream for breakfast? Who wouldn't be?!

Megryansmom said...

Yay! Welcome home! Ice cream for breakfast, sounds like a plan, for me not the kids.

D said...

Awww. So jealous that you were in the Bay Area. Looks like you had a great time. That's a lot of kids in one house. Wow.

Yvonne said...

I also thought you brought a million kids until a closer look to notice the mirror! But even with THAT many kids, YOU needed the ice cream, didn't you? I think you should get a metal for bringing that many kids on vacation! And ice cream needs no special time, does it? Isn't it a staple?

Lindy said...

I was worried for you for a minute - I didn't realize that was a mirror and thought that was way too many kids for one vacation!

Glad your back!

Sturgmom said...

I'm SO glad your children will not be calcium deficient. Ice cream for breakfast was a SMART move! Glad y'all had a great time and had safe travels!

Rachel said...

There is probably the same amount of sugar in ice cream as in a bowl of cereal, anyway!

Sounds like so much fun!

Suzy said...

And here I thought you were going to say, "Seeing Pamela Anderson with her top off."

TheKitchenWitch said...

Dear God, I missed the mirror at first too, and I thought "Kathy has lost her ever-lovin' MIND!"

Ice cream is genius for breakfast. Miss M had chicken nuggets, ketchup and a pickle for brekkie a few days ago. Great minds think alike!

But at least your kids got juice and fruit.

Meg said...

My friend Cailin's family has a tradition for birthdays. For breakfast, on a birthday, they have waffles and ice cream. For breakfast. I love it.

Meg said...

Ps. Welcome back!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Welcome Back!!!!!

Ice cream for breakfast, mmmmMMmmm, that actually doesn't sound half bad. The kids would ask me if I were sick in the head if I gave them ice cream for breakfast...lol

Glad you had a great time!!

Grant said...

I had this site bookmarked for some reason, but now I've totally forgotten who you are.

Kristen said...

haha! I love it! Your kids will probably remember that for the rest of their lives and how cool thir parents were for letting them eat ice cream for breakfast!!

for a different kind of girl said...

This is proof to my theory that anytime is a good time for ice cream! I've never been as happy as they look over my bowl of raisin bran!

Kristina P. said...

These are the memories vacations are made of! The times when parents break all the normal rules.

Jen said...

that seriously is the best, ice cream for breakfast, YUM!

Grand Pooba said...

Ha! And to think you could have gone on a stay-cation and they still would have had so much fun! And you wouldn't saved hundreds of dollars! Hmmm

That's awesome, good idea!

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

WELCOME BACK! I can't wait to hear all the details of your vacation.

Susie said...

I am glad to hear that you had a great trip...ice cream for breakfast and all:-)

Laoch of Chicago said...

During my younger, more dissolute days I used to enjoy pizza and beer for breakfast but I do not think I ever smiled as much as the little ones in this photo.

insider53 said...

Welcome back! Isn't Ice Cream the breakfast of champions. Doesn't everyone do this, although the fruit is a little weird.

zelzee said...

So glad to see you back! Hope you had a wonderful time!

Ice cream for breakfast? I want to come on vacation with you!

Michel said...

shit! your house is so much better than mine!! AND I'm an adult and make my own rules and everything!

msprimadonna67 said...

That would TOTALLY be my favorite part of the vacation, too!

TheKitchenWitch said...

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Pam said...

I think I might have to agree with the kids on this one. Ice cream for breakfast (or any time for that matter) is always a highlight for me. Glad you had a wonderful vacation.

countryfriedmama said...

Welcome back!

Helene said...

Dessert for breakfast is awesome! Sometimes we do breakfast for dinner and that's completely acceptable, right?

Glad you had a great time...I'm itching to go on vacation now!!

faemom said...

You're a great mom!
Actually it looks like my breakfast from college.

WhisperingWriter said...

Welcome back!

Ice cream for breakfast rocks. I had cake for breakfast this morning. It was delicious.

Mama Nut said...

I better you were the hero for the rest of the day!

Mary K Brennan said...

Life hasn't been the same since you left. Slow down on those road trips and Vacations will ya? Some people around here are depending on a daily dose of the world according to you!!
Glad you had a blast! I would have voted for the sunsets too.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Tell you what. Bring me on your next vacay, and I will appreciate ALL of it, k?

the ungourmet said...

I am so glad you had a nice time! My son would go crazy with glee if I let him eat ice cream for breakfast!

I have one more thing to say...HURRAY! Kathy B is Back! I have been missing you! :0)

resplendentlife said...

Kathy B! you're back!!!
Ice cream for breakfast? You'll be hearing about that for years!

Zip n Tizzy said...

And the really cool thing is, they will remember that ice-cream for the rest of their lives!

LadyFi said...

Welcome back!

And everyone deserves ice cream for breakfast every now and then! It's delicious!! And oh, so full of milky goodness...

Yaya said...

That's so fun! When we would go on vacation I always loved the last dinner because it was a mish mash buffet of everything left in the fridge!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh yeah baby!!! LOVE IT!!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Makes me want to unplug our fridge. :) Ice cream for breakfast... I can see how that would make the top of the list.

Ink said...

Behold the power of ice cream...

Welcome home! We missed you!

Zeemaid said...

what ice cream for breakfast... been doing that for years... well maybe years a ago, before the kids came along when I was 9 months pregnant in the height of summer.

What fun though!