We gotta be honest: We LOVE it when a guy goes to town on a bowl of cereal. He looks SO CUTE shuffling around the kitchen, eyes half-open, robe flapping around. When he takes the cereal box down from the shelf, he gives it a little shake. After he hears us giggle, then he shakes it again, this time moving his sleepy hips in time. "You like that, don't you? Of course you like it." We giggle more.
Then, he takes down his favorite bowl from the cabinet and dumps the stuff in. After he blasts it with milk, he plunges his spoon into the mess. Now he's sitting across from us at the kitchen table. His first bite is the best because the cereal is still crunchy so it makes the most dramatic noise, like stepping on a pair of eyeglasses. He shovels another spoonful in his mouth and after one chomp, he tries to smile as wide as he can to crack us up more. Bits of Honey Nut Cheerios are scattered through his teeth, the shrapnel from a sugary grenade.
Each bite becomes successively quieter as the milk calms the cereal down. The Cheerios are tiny fish to trap and we can tell he finds satisfaction in scooping every last one up. "Done and done," he loudly proclaims to the entire kitchen. His spoon rattles around the bowl as he plops it in the sink.
We love you, cereal hounds. Whether you're jamming on a bowl of Frosted Flakes or Wheaties, watching you go to town on a bowl of the stuff is a great way to start our day. We give you the SK spoon salute!