14 – Eat cake for breakfast

Hey Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com.

Today’s episode is a bit of a special one. It will be airing on June 24, which is my dad’s birthday. And this will be his fourth birthday that we’re having without him. He passed away almost five years ago. And every year to celebrate his birthday, we eat cake for breakfast. So in honor of that, Mama’s Daily Dose is… “Eat cake for breakfast.” Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.

My kids never got to actually meet their grandpa. But it is important to me that we talk about him and celebrate him and let them know who he really was. I’d say my dad and I have a lot of the same qualities, including our hardheadedness, also our love of sports, and really, my dad was just kind of one of those people that if he wanted to do something, he was pretty much going to do it and didn’t really care what other people thought about it. And this might sound odd, but one of the ways that he did that was how he ate breakfast. My dad ate one of two breakfasts; literally a banana, or he would have like a huge slice of cake, or pie or some cookies. There was really nothing in between that. 

So to commemorate my dad’s birthday, and to celebrate him every morning on June 24, we eat a piece of cake for breakfast. It was actually the first cake that my older son Anderson, ever ate. Usually that happens on their first birthday, but his grandpa’s birthday was about a month before his first birthday. So that was his first taste of cake. And I don’t think I’d have that any other way. So here’s to my dad. Happy birthday!

Thank you so much for tuning in today. And tell your loved ones that you just love them today because honestly, we don’t know how long we’re going to be on this earth. So, don’t waste any time. Tell them that you love them. And have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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