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Whatever Wednesday: Snap! Crackle! Pop!

As a child, I did not eat a lot of special cereals. No, I got stuff like Corn Flakes, Cheerios, Rice Krispies, and Wheaties. I loved these cereals. In fact, they still hold a special comfort for me. Our son recently discovered the joys of talking Rice Krispies. He’s having a blast and I’m loving the fact that my kids are growing up enjoying the same cereals I did.

Our family had three kids. My parents rotated special months throughout the year. When it was YOUR “month,” you got to do cool stuff like ride in the front seat (provided you were old enough), get out of chores, and pick a special cereal. Yes, that’s right. ONCE every three months, we got to pick a special cereal just for us. I don’t think we had to share but I imagine we did most of the time because that’s just the way we were. (I know, kids who actually share! Doesn’t exist much anymore, does it?) Some of our favorites were Fruit Loops, Count Chocula, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs and Frosted Flakes. Yes, I know Frosted Flakes is essentially Corn Flakes with sugar on it but you see how dedicated we were?

So… what were your favorite childhood cereals? Any memories associated with them? Do you still indulge or eat them regularly? What about sharing them with your kids? I wanna hear!