Okay, I know syrup absolutely does not qualify as a blog topic. Please bear with me while I try to justify it.
The Little Mister has a waffle for breakfast nearly every morning. Usually with fruit, and sometimes with cheese, but almost always a waffle. What can I say, the kid likes his waffles...and I don't mind so much, because at least I buy the whole grain kind, right?
Anyway, this morning I was trying to stay on my feet while waiting for the waffle to pop from the toaster (both the Little Mister and I have nasty colds going on, so staying on my feet is actually a rather difficult task) and while I stood and swayed I distracted myself by looking at the nutrition info on the back of the syrup bottle.
I have to say I was a bit surprised when I saw that there are 31 grams of sugar in a serving of syrup. I mean, okay, I know syrup is basically sugar, but still. But then I looked at the serving size. A quarter of a cup.
A quarter of a cup??
Does anyone put that much syrup on a waffle? Six pancakes, perhaps. But a waffle?? I've never actually measured, but my guess is the Little Mister gets about a teaspoon (or less) of syrup on his daily waffle. I feel quite a bit better about his sugar intake now.
And me? Even when I have two or three pancakes, I'd guess I use about two tablespoons of syrup. Am I in the minority? Is a quarter of a cup a normal serving size? (note: 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup)
My Polite Little Boy
I realized something yesterday: the Little Mister says thank you! When I give him something - especially food, but also things like books and toys - he says "tay-tay". Now that I recognize the word as thank you I always say "you're welcome" back to him, and he smiles so proudly every time I do. I just love it! Now if only I could teach his daddy to say thank you...
(Just kidding, honey. I love you!!!) ;)
Little Bills Fan
Look what the Sergent sent for the Little Mister! (translation: Look what the Sergeant sent for ME!!!!) Right now, of course, he's only a Bills fan 'cause his mommy's a Bills fan (and, believe it or not, his daddy doesn't like football!)...but soon enough I'll