10/07/2008

Humor Carnival, Part Deux

My assignment tonight: Write about rules my parents had while I was growing up.

Remember some of those great cereals we had in the '70's? Count Chocula, Boo Berry and of course the legendary Cap'n Crunch were (and are) soooooo good!





Didn't you love to wake up on a saturday morning, put on, "The Wacky Races" and cozy up to a giant bowl of Count Chocula?? Oh yeah! I didn't!! I wasn't allowed to have sugar cereals. I tried to explain that Boo Berry is good for you. I mean, it's made out of blueberries. Duh!

I was so jealous of my friends. It seemed that the whole world was enjoying a bowl of Cap'n Crunch while I suffered at home being "healthy". Guess what cereal I got to eat? Think gravel, think Grape Nuts. Waw, waw, waw.



For those of you who haven't enjoyed this cereal enigma, let me explain. First of all, their use of the word, "grape" is baffling. What does a box of rocks, ticks and sticks (sorry, fiber) have to do with grapes? I never understood that one. Look how appetizing...



Mmmmmmmm. My colon hurts just looking at it.

Guess what I got to have with it?! You guessed it! Skim milk! Yay!!!! Colored water!!!

Every so often I would be able to get a treat. That would be Rice Crispies without sugar of course. Whatever. I'm over it. Who cares anyway. It's in the past. What's done is done. I won't dwell on it.

Now, I appreciate that my mom wanted me to be healthy and eat right; but when you're a kid you don't care about that s&*%. You just want your sugar fix. I would have injected it into my veins if I could. Cap'n Crunch is the best of them all! Without the crunch berries though. I like the pure, uncut regular Cap'n. Everyone has an opinion on this one. What are you? A crunch berry or plain?

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76 comments:

Jenn Thorson said...

I think you and I might have had the same parents. The sugar cereals (read: yummy cereals) were verboten, and yes, Grape Nuts or Raisin Bran or Wheaties (no sugar) were acceptable. Also Kix. I thought Kix tasted like puffed cardboard.

Of course, my mother also thought Pixie Stix meant death. So, I wasn't going to win the battle on sugary things. :)

Orion said...

doesn't grape-nuts sound like a venereal disease?

smithjennife said...

Hey there!! I wandered over from Mrs Kitty's page, and I was dying from laughter. I always had to put sugar on my cereal because I couldn't stand the tasteless crap they passed off as food. Especially Rice Krispies and Raisen Bran (those were my parents 2 favorite torture devices!!). I was able to get some Cap't Crunch though. I had this wierd obsession with having a crunch berry in every bite. Yes, I know I'm strange!! :)

kittyconcerto.com said...

Oh then on this one singular note, my parents rocked it, because we NEVER had healthy cereals in the house. My dad wouldn't allow it. hahaha. So I got WAY more of my fair share of capt'n crunch, with berries, without berries. My favorite? The peanut butter kind. Yum!

Heinous said...

I always hated how grape nuts drank all the milk, no matter how much milk you put in. They should use it to clean oil spills.

Honeybell said...

I just bought Count Chocula and Boo Berry cereals! They're back for Halloween!

Jamie said...

I LOVED Capt. Crunch w/out the berries...then had not had it in years.(I grew up to enjoy healthy cereal) then when got prgo for the first time, I HAD to have Capt. Crunch!!

I love Wacky races and my kids watch it all the time now..I was gonna blog about that in my part 2 of the 80's..great minds blog a like:)

beth said...

You've made me hungry for some teeth-destroying cereal right now! My favorite....picking out all the green charms in Lucky Charms and eating them from my hand.

Bill said...

I was a 50's kid. We ate what we were given, no discussion. No wonder your generation sucks.

LOL - kidding! I still love Shreddies with lots of sugar, maybe because I could never have it as a kid.

dani c said...

OMG I forgot about BOO Berry...Where'd that go? That cereal was like a treasure...
P.S. Thank you for my link.....:) Sorry I'm a brat...but you're still my favorite Mom..

Anonymous said...

We got Cheerios with powdered milk, Rice with milk, Popcorn with milk or, Puffed rice with milk. We got to use sugar however.

I guess we were just poor but Grape nuts without sugar sounds like eating ASS.

I guess being poor has it's advantages.

LuckyMe said...

UGH, I thought my folks were strict. One glass of soda on Saturday and one on Sunday. Milk with dinner, but whole milk.

We ate Quisp and Cap'n Crunch and Sugar Pops back when cereals had the word Sugar in the name. And we poured sugar on Rice Krispies, too. Did you know sugar is the first ingredient list in Rice Krispies? I was stunned. I thought it was a "healthy" cereal.

jenboglass said...

Cereal Enima sounds like a punk band name or something that I would never sign up for at a retreat spa. I'm just saying.

Chat Blanc said...

ZOMG!! Was there a mother training course back then that your mom and mine both attended that taught them how to suck all the fun out of breakfast?? It's just WRONG!

AngieSS said...

Yup. We had to eat the sugarless cereals as well. All the boring ones! And forget about a pop-tart -- ever. My Mom thought sugar was the "debil"!

The good thing is that now I blame her for my sweet tooth. I tell her if she hadn't deprived us as kids, we wouldn't feel the need to overindulge now. hahaha

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

We went through boxes of delicious, sugary cereal each week, and it pains me that my children don't like it.

P.S. - I'd probably still take your parents over mine.

P.P.S. - Funny blog; I swiped the reading level generator.

VE said...

I have all these originals! Quisp, Quake, Boo Berry, Count Chocula. I've kept a box of the wacky stuff since the 70s. You can't imagine all of the weird cereals they've come up with over the years.

Juicebox Mom said...

I had similar parents....all I ate for about 14 years for breakfast was plain Cheerios. I about fell out of my chair when I was at a sleepover and saw someone putting sugar on their cereal. I actually heard the music of the heavens. It was a like a HUGE door just opened up for me.

Marvel Goose said...

I'm so old I remember when Cap'n Crunch was introduced. Mom let us pick our own cereal if we were nice at the store. Something did not click for me -- I remember them as HORRIBLE! I was definitely a Tony the Tiger kinda guy.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Ewwwww! Skim milk! Me too. But we were allowed sugared cereal. That's right. Fruit Looops in grey water.

And you are the first person to successfully achieve this sound effect: "Waw, waw, waw."

I love it!

Dani' said...

I had Grape Nuts too...and Bear Mush for hot cereal. We didn't do milk so WATER or soy milk. My mom had sugar for baking but it was in jars labelled "White Death".
LOL

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