Aggghhhh, my kid won’t eat breakfast and it’s killing me!!!!

(Based on a true story)

ME: Holden, what do you want for breakfast?

HOLDEN: Nothing.

ME: You can’t have nothing. Do you want some toast?

HOLDEN: I’m not hungry.

ME: You’ll be hungry later at school. How about a banana?

HOLDEN: I’m NOT hungry!!

ME: You can’t NOT eat something (does that even make sense?).

HOLDEN: Fine, I’ll eat something.

ME: Good. What?


And he starts taking bites of the air to show me.

ME: (seriously???)

HOLDEN: Mmmm, this air is good.

Normally this crazy stuff makes me laugh, but we have to be out the door in nine minutes.

ME: (not amused) How about some cereal?

HOLDEN: Only if it’s Very Berry Cheerios.

I mean, why couldn’t he have just said that in the first place?

ME: Deal.

I open up the cabinet and…

ME: (insert expletive here). We’re all out, buddy.

HOLDEN: Maybe we have more in the basement.

ME: We don’t. They only sent us a couple of boxes of the new cereal for the video and we ate them already.

HOLDEN: What video?

ME: Ummmm, that huge video we shot last week.

HOLDEN: I don’t remember.

How on earth do you forget something like this? THIS video.

I show it to him on my computer.

HOLDEN: Oh yeah. I think I remember now.

ME: You THINK you remember? I THINK your brain might not be working yet because you haven’t had any breakfast.

HOLDEN: I’m hungry.

ME: Awesome. What do you want to eat?

HOLDEN: Can I have some Very Berry Cheerios?

ME: (seriously???)

Sigh, I can’t really blame him. It is soooooo good. And I’m not just saying that because this post is sponsored by them. I’m saying that because they sent me two boxes to shoot this video and we basically inhaled them in a day. If someone from General Mills is reading this, please send me more. Pleeeeeease.

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77 responses to “Aggghhhh, my kid won’t eat breakfast and it’s killing me!!!!

  1. Zoey won, but only because she was trying to cover up Dad’s gray hair!

  2. Jacqueline Damron

    Holden – he was really trying to stick it to you! Awesome video.

  3. Kathleen Gregory

    Zoey won that one hands down…..

  4. Zoey won! 🙂 LOL!

  5. Zoey. I love the protein cheerios. So does my husband. I eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack. We’ve ate 1.5 boxes since Wednesday afternoon. Between the 2 of us.

  6. #TEAMZOEY got that one~

  7. Zoey won for covering the gray hair! Lol

  8. Zoey totally won!

  9. Melissa Hennelly


  10. Zoey!!!

  11. ZOEY won hands down.

  12. I totally feel your pain! AND I understand where Holden is coming from….I don’t get hungry until about 10:00am. My daughter (now 37) is the same! I tried Everything to get something into her stomach before she went to school. Finally resorted to letting her eat Cap’n Crunch. Dry. In front of the tv. I felt like an Awful mom! Wish we had had Very Berry Cheerios back then!

  13. Zoey TOTALLY won!

  14. I think they both won although reading the comments gave me a great idea for daddy sideburns….old man sideburns? or grey is the new brown sideburns? As for Holden not eating breakfast, you can either get breakfast cereal bars or let him go without breakfast, you can add extra to his lunch. I had the same battle with my girls 17&14, when they were Holden’s age, for years until I just gave up, anything for an easy life, school day mornings are stressful enough, even now, so I gave them cereal/granola bars and a bigger lunch, far less stress!

  15. Awesome video! I think Zoey won

  16. Holden…..I think you had berries for days in your shirt.

  17. I feel for Holden. My mother & I used to go ’round & ’round about this very issue. She was ‘How can you not be hungry, you haven’t eaten for eight hours!’ & I was ‘How can I BE hungry, I haven’t done anything for eight hours!’ That was in my teens, quite a few years ago, & I never have eaten much breakfast in my adult life. Too much (this is true) makes me nauseated enough to throw up. Maybe it’s just Holden.

  18. Heather Kingcaid


  19. Some people/kids just aren’t breakfast people… I simply cannot eat anything until at least 3 hrs after I wake up or feel super sick all morning. If I have to be someplace early in the morning I’ll grab a protein bar to carry me until later on.

    My 13 yr old eats breakfast (usually a mini bagel, fruit, or dry cereal and then her school offers “breakfast in the classroom” which is more like a snack). She generally eats a very good, healthy lunch packed from home, but is definitely NOT a dinner person and eats very little for dinner. She’s always been that way. We just focus our efforts on making sure she gets what she needs in bet breakfast & lunch (and any snacks she has).

    She’s healthy so it’s not worth the battle…

  20. Jacqueline Sweat-Manges


  21. Zoey won!!!!

  22. I would say zoey for trying to cover the gray hair. But then Holden was trying to stick it to you. Good job guys!!

  23. Zoey🍓

  24. Zoey won! Did you guys ever decide on Greg’s new name? Mr. Gray Sideburns?

  25. Zoey! Loved her trying to cover up the gray hair!

  26. Zoey!! Love her smashing it in Dad’s hair

  27. Zoey!

  28. Zoey totally won! She even had to take extra berries from Holden! Go girl!

  29. Zoey wins at the berry smash…but I did like that Holden went straight for your heart on the first attack.

  30. Sherry McDonald

    Both the kids were so funny. You two looked like you were having to much fun

  31. Lindsay Valente


  32. I say Zoey! She did a great job smashing it in his hair!!

  33. Zoey

  34. Zoey

  35. Holden win – for shoving them in your (berry) pie hole! 🙂 This is SO FUN!!! Parenting WIN!!!

  36. Zoey. She had a lot of enthusiasm!!!

  37. funny! I’m going to vote for Holden just because.

  38. Holden was so sweet, but Zoey totes won. 🙂

  39. Zoey, because she’s older and faster!

  40. Zo-ey Zo-ey Zo-ey!!!!!

  41. Zoey!

  42. Zoey won with trying to cover up the gray hair.

  43. Zoey- all over coverage!

  44. That was too funny. It looks like you all had a blast shooting the video. They both did a great job but I vote Zoey for the winner!

  45. Judging by your husband’s crown of berries, it’s gotta be Zoey.

  46. Zoey!! Looks like a fun time, great video! I’m definitely going to buy this cereal for all of us to eat (not just the kids).

  47. Zoey! Holden did well too ☺👍

  48. Sorry, Holden, but your sister came out on top this time. Little Miss Zoey had a larger “canvas” which she seemed to cover with ease even while washing his hair in fruit juice. It’s not a total loss though, Holden. You just got to play with food and make a HUUUUUGE mess and not get in trouble for it!

  49. Zoey

  50. Zoey for the win lol! Looks like they had a blast !

  51. Holden 🙂

  52. Haha so much fun! Zoey, she was squeezing the juice out of those berries!

  53. My vote goes to the underdog Holden!

  54. Zoey all the way!! Girls rule!

  55. Sorry Holden 🙁 but I think Zoey won that one🤗!

  56. Selina Cellucci


  57. Zoey 🙂

  58. The breakfast struggle is REALZZZZZZZ! I make my own lil 4 year-old douche nugget eat “two bites of something” and I set out a few “somethings” which means there are a $h*t ton of 1/4 eaten granola bars in my house. Also: #teamzoey

    Love your blog 🙂

  59. Breakfast is a battle with my daughter. Thank goodness our school serves breakfast! I fought it at first, I didn’t want to be the mom too lazy to feed her kid breakfast. How stupid! She loves “eating” at school. I still don’t think she eats a good breakfast but I do see that it’s purchased, so I FEEL better about it . Hopefully, she takes a few bites during her morning social session 🙂

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