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Mommy Dearest: Scolded by Fellow Mom For Kid's Breakfast

Mommy Dearest:
My son and I were running late and rather than have him be tardy for preschool, I gave him an organic yogurt smoothie and children's breakfast bar to eat en route. As we walked to school, a fellow mom joined us for the last few blocks. When I told her we were having a crazy morning and had resorted to a quick meal, she scolded me saying that granola bars should be treated as snacks rather than meals and said they were the equivalent to candy bars. Dumbfounded by her mini-tirade, I shuttled my son to class without responding. Is it so bad to give a yogurt smoothie and granola bar for breakfast?
– Meal-on-the-Go Mom

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Meal-on-the-Go Mom,

You had a harried morning and gave your son the quickest, healthy breakfast you had. Not every family has time to sit down for a full meal in the morning even if they plan on it. Most moms can relate to your situation—  it's not as if you handed your lil guy a candy bar to nosh on, but even if you did, it's your business and that meddling mama should have just kept her opinion to herself. — Mommy Dearest

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shannonkay shannonkay 8 years
Seriously, my mom gave us cheez-its in the car for breakfast. But my sisters and I all loved vegetables.
leahandcecilia leahandcecilia 8 years
Well congrats on your restraint. And another congrats for reaching for something other running through for an egg mcmuffin and Dr. Pepper. Not that, even that would have harmed your child. I'm appalled by this mother's behavior, and sorry that you were subjected to such ignorance.
medenginer medenginer 8 years
I think she should get bent. I see nothing wrong with what you did. It was a quick breakfast and you gave plenty of it. I rarely ate breakfast as a child or now for that matter. I get hungry at 10 or 11.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Am I the only one who thinks a parent should never "scold" another parent?! If she wants to feed her kid Snickers every morning for breakfast, that's her right as a parent. Is it healthy? No. Is it a good idea? No. ... but I'm so tired of parenting as a competitive, holier-than-thou sport.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Tell her to MYOB.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
fair were rushed and you did your best on that particular day....i would say perhaps if you always treated a granola bar as a breakfast food and served it 5 days a week to your wee one maybe you should rethink it...but seriously sugar cereal and french toast is also fattening and sugary so i am sure 90% of the kids in your son's class ate worse that day than your child did...don't worry about that biatch
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I would have told her to suck it - honestly, its none of her business what you feed your child and even if you had to resort to a quick breakfast its not like you gave him a snickers bar and milkshake.
domino2728 domino2728 8 years
I have no problem with your breakfast. It's tough to get it together in the morning and it is not the same as giving your kids a snickers bar or a pack of skittles. Check the ingredients on your granola bars and if YOU feel bad about them, switch to a different brand.
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