Jan 29, 2008

the land of oatmeal

soon after my nutritional overhaul began a few months' ago, and my kids started to notice what i was eating, i had the following conversation with my youngest daughter in the supermarket as i was looking for the oatmeal:

she: mom, you eat a lot of oatmeal.
me: i know. its my favorite breakfast.
she: lilah eats a lot of oatmeal too.
me: how do you know?
she: she brings it to school for lunch.
me: wow, what a great thing to put in a lunchbox.
she: yeah, lilah comes from the land of oatmeal.

the land of oatmeal.
where everyone is well fueled and can run for hours.
and i guess its good for getting through a day of first grade too.


Anonymous said...

Oh, that's adorable!

Laurel said...

I wonder if the first grade teacher eats a lot of oatmeal ;)

RunToTheFinish said...

mmm oatmeal...i eat lots of that with yummy fruit.

Gotta Run..... said...

I be lovin me some oatmeal. Good stuff!!!


house on hill road said...

i live there too.

Unknown said...

I'm with you on the oatmeal. Do you like steel-cut or flake? My preferred breakfast before a long run is a bowl of steel-cut oats with a bit of brown sugar and some fruit (banana or perhaps some frozen raspberries or blueberries).

I was thrilled to see Costco was carrying a 4-pack of Bob's Redmill steel-cut oats a couple of months ago. We're almost out, so I went to pick up some more. Of course they no longer are carrying it (ARGH).

zanne said...

steel cut. no sugar! walnuts. and agave nectar.

Jamie said...

that's cute!

Anonymous said...

Gotta love first graders. I teach first grade and no...not a lot of oatmeal here...but my husband does...for cholesterol... :)