‘Give Me 10 More Minutes’ Breakfast Cabinet

I am not a morning person.  I’m also not a breakfast person.  I enjoy making breakfast….but at 9am.  So, the fact that my children are 6:30am-wakers and whisper into my ear at 6:35 am, “I’m hungry…” is a problem for me.  I’ve realized that my days get off to a rough start on the mornings they wake me for food.  Which is pretty much every day.  I’m working on becoming more of a ‘morning person’.  I really would love to be one.  In the mean time, I need 10 more minutes….or heck, 30!  Any homeschool mom could.  However, I also have a baby’s diaper to change upon waking.  I usually have to start a cartoon for the screaming 3 year old.  Along with several other little distractions, all the while, my older children are begging for food.

My 7 year old has been quite capable of making his breakfast (and does) since he was about 5 and a half.  However, getting bowls from high cabinets and cereal from the top shelf of the pantry were still my jobs until I created this little cabinet.  It has been working well and the boys told me they like it.

I created a space that has lots of breakfasts they can choose on their own, plus fruit.  There is also a list I made with hot breakfast items that I’ll gladly whip up–in good time.  I need to be dressed, teeth brushed, and coffee brewing prior to eggs and flour begin plastering my counter tops.  In other words, if they choose a hot breakfast, they learn patience 🙂  The learning starts early in this here house!

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Enjoy your extra 10 minutes ladies!!


  1. I’m with you on the morning thing! I love your ideas here. My boys (ages5,6,8,10, and 12) make things for themselves too. My oldest three will even scramble eggs. 🙂

  2. Wish I had thought of this when my kids were younger, such a great idea! Would love to have you stop by and Link up on the Homeschool Linky Party which just started today!

  3. Smart idea!! Luckily my little ones sleep in or I would be looking for 10 min here and there, too. 7:30am is a super early day for us lol.

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