But, Mom! Why can’t I have a cupcake for breakfast? You let me have a doughnut.

On July 16, 2012 by Aimee

What could I say to that? That really was her argument.

Cupcake Photo by lamantin

“No, darling child, a cupcake is… ”

full of sugar

full of fat

not nutritional

not good for you

Um … well … and yet, I have allowed her to eat a doughnut for breakfast.

As well as syrup covered pancakes

and syrup covered french toast.

Hmmmm….. ::tapsfingertochin::

Me thinks there is a problem here!

What is it that defines what food is good when? We call breakfast the start to the day and suggest dairy, eggs, breads, fruit, etc. But then at lunch the meal is different, and at dinner, even more different.

Then at some point, if you aren’t sugar averse, in comes the dessert – with the cakes and cookies and cupcakes or doughnuts, the whipped topping covered fruit or the chocolate-dipped fruit if you want to pretend you’re being healthy, right? ;)

So why not have dessert first? Though I’m sure a nutritionist will comment and tell me exactly why, that’s NOT the point. Why do we eat certain foods at certain times of the year?

I, for one, cannot eat chili in the summer. That’s a winter food to me. I was brought up that way. My husband wasn’t and is ALWAYS begging to make chili in the summer. I refuse to buy the ingredients because … IT’S A WINTER FOOD.

Just like cupcakes are dessert, not breakfast, right?

But doughnuts CAN be breakfast or dessert.

Yet the fat, sugar and overall nutritional value in a cupcake and doughnut are probably about 100% the same.

Thus … if A+B=C and D+E=C then by the transitive property of some mathematician’s name I can’t remember, A+B=D+E and C still equals C.

And in conclusion …

have your cake and eat it too.

Cupcakes for breakfast!

14 Responses to “But, Mom! Why can’t I have a cupcake for breakfast? You let me have a doughnut.”

  • that’s one smart cupcake you got there, hehe! ;)

    Oh, and I concur with your analysis, between donuts, pancakes, belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and berries . . . yeah, cupcakes for breakfast=WIN! woohoo! 8-)

  • Glad you saw the light, mom. Cupcakes are anytime food…like chocolate. Hmmm, chocolate cupcakes…

    anyhoo, I agree with you on the chili. Can’t make chili in the summer. it’s not right. There’s something coherently wrong with the idea itself…unless you make it to put on hotdogs. Yummmm. Chili dogs with bits of onions and mustard and ketchup. Now that’s a summer food.

    And, if you want your little bits to eat their fruit, dot those cupcakes with berries and fruit. It takes the guilt out of the cupcake.

    • Oh, mine eat fruit like it’s going out of style. Just about any kind. :) And I’m with you on chili on a hotdog … now THAT is year-round food. :)

  • Bill Cosby used to have a skit where he discussed just this – cake for breakfast. His rationale was it has milk, eggs, flour… how would it be different from eggs and toast with a glass of milk on the side…

    PS- Chili is definately winter food!

  • Haha! What a fun post.

    I have to admit, the kid does have a point. :) Had your daughter eaten a ‘normal’ breakfast, you may have allowed her a cupcake as a snack later in the day. So, one cupcake is still one cupcake whether eaten at breakfast or not. LOL

    When it’s high school football season, my sister gives her husband cereal for supper on game days. That’s what he wants before going to a game. I don’t remember why though.

  • I’ve had cold pizza for breakfast. I’ve had burgers with an egg and peameal on it for breakfast. I’ve even had corn flakes in chocolate milk for breakfast, but I’ve never had cupcakes for breakfast.

    I know what I’m having tomorrow ;)

    Did you know they are actually making breakfast doughnuts? With bacon on them?

  • Oh and I agree, chili is winter food and stew is fall food. BBQ is summer food.

  • My husband surprised me with a french toast cupcake with maple syrup frosting and bacon (both on top and in the cupcake). It’s the best of both worlds! The funny thing was, it was my dessert–after eating breakfast for dinner (bacon, eggs, biscuits)! :)