Today Naomi and I drank hot chocolate and ate peanut butter toast for our morning snack. I think we are going to make this one of our winter routines. In my mind I had hot chocolate as an afternoon treat, but it is being bumped up. Naomi scavenges her way through most mornings. She starts off with a banana, followed by oatmeal, followed by almonds which wait for her in the removable plastic sink from our play kitchen. From there it's a hodge podge of requests, mostly loud hollerings for a bowl of cereal. At the end of all this but still before the nine o'clock hour we will insert hot chocolate and toast. After which Naomi will remind me as she did this morning that Mercy Watson likes toast with a great deal of butter on it. Not my favorite reference, but a very true statement.
Instead maybe we can start putting this poem to memory:
Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.
What do YOU choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, 'What would you like best to eat?'
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love most!
by Christopher Morley