One special treat that is fast becoming a favorite Christmas morning tradition at our house is Santa Cereal. Since I never buy the fun cereal, the kids are thrilled when they receive a box of the super-sugary, brightly colored stuff beside their stocking. It works well for mom and dad, too.
We try to sleep in during Christmas break. When the kids get up earlier than us, they can make their own breakfast! I don’t worry too much about ruining their health forevermore, partly because we fix a real breakfast/brunch later in the morning each day. Any ill effects that come from eating too much sugar, highly processed grains, and all that icky food dye (green poop, anyone?!) all pass (pun totally intended) before school and our regular routine start up again. Come on now, no way are those special boxes of cereal lasting more than a week!
Santa Cereal is a fun, cost effective treat that the guy in red can totally take credit for. What special treats do you allow at Christmastime?