Tips from a really lazy dad – #1 The breakfast bar

A couple of years ago we went as a family to Rotorua, the highlight of the trip for the kids was not the geothermal parks, nor Paradise Springs, or indeed any other tourist spot we visited. It was the breakfast buffet in the hotel.

So what do you do when you are lazy, and leave making the kids lunches until the morning and so are trying to get them dressed, and make the lunches, and get them to eat. You create a budget breakfast buffet for them. Basically I just put bowls, spoons and all the cereals on the table, got two bottles and put milk into each so that when they spill (when not if) it won’t be a full 2 litres. And away you go.

Of course it wasn’t quite as successful as I would have liked, most of my plans born of laziness aren’t.

Here’s how it looked when I set it up.

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And here’s how it looked after a breakfast



Yes that is a baseball bat on the table … and some of those damned animal cards from countdown, and someone snuck oreos in as a breakfast food.  They didn’t spill 2 litres of milk though, so I’ll take that as a win.

Stay tuned for more tips, that probably won’t work, from a lazy dad.

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