Actual conversation with oldest child at the grocery store yesterday afternoon:
Big Child: Hey mommy? Why don't you buy some frozen sausage biscuits while we're here? I'd like to have those for breakfast tomorrow and you haven't gotten them for us in forever.
MFA Mama: Because we don't have a microwave, remember?* You need a microwave to heat those up.
Big Child: Oh...hey look, there's sausage! You could make the sausage and the biscuits, from scratch!
MFA Mama: I'd have to get up pretty early to--
Big Child: Remember what Dr. Pediatrician said? That my new concentrating pill would make me not as hungry for lunch so I should eat a big breakfast with lots of fat and protein? Sausage has fat and protein, right?
So I got up early this morning and made biscuits and fried up some sausage, and the kids missed the bus so I drove them to school. I have to hand it to the oldest child though; that was pretty crafty for an eight-year-old!
* Yes, that's right, we haven't had a microwave since we moved out of the "marital home," which had a built-in microwave. My ex-husband took the stand-alone microwave I'd had since college AND the one from the house before that one, and I kind of like the way living microwave-free makes me less lazy as a cook. I do miss microwave popcorn though...