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By David Hu A new video for Video Friday I find weekday breakfast to be the trickiest of all meals. I always go through this little calculation in my head: Is a good breakfast ≥ loss of sleep to prepare said breakfast? Usually the answer is a resounding “no,” so a well-stocked pantry of breakfast […]

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“Tell me about Christmas,” Nicky says to me with a twinkle in his eye. “Tell me your favorite thing when you were a little girl.” I tell him about how much I loved baking cookies with my brother to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve and how we would fight to stay awake to hear the sound of reindeer hooves on the roof. It seems like yesterday, those sleepless Christmas Eves. My brother and I could hardly wait until sunrise.

After all these years, I now understand the work that went into making those Christmas mornings so magical. They’re as sleepless for the parents as they are for the kids. We work to assemble and arrange toys, wrap presents and set the table for breakfast. Round about midnight, I appreciate my parents’ efforts and now understand why Dad was so droopy eyed at dawn when we came rushing from our rooms.

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Our youngest son, Nicholas, looked at me with a wrinkled up nose and asked, “Why do we have to start every day eating?” I replied, “It’s called breakfast little man! ‘Breaking the fast’ since the last meal you ate.” It’s hard for an energetic four year old to understand that food equals energy. After many failed attempts to nourish our boys in the morning, we’ve finally found a favorite that everyone enjoys.

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