The role of cereal in pregnancy.

Corn Flakes.

Somewhere in my childhood I must have enjoyed a bowl of Corn Flakes.

But as an adult?  Who buys Corn Flakes when there are endless possibilities of more delicious cereals?  One of the privileges of being on your own is the ability to choose your own, perfect cereal.

For the last 7.5 years that Brian and I have been married, Corn Flakes has never been on the grocery list.  Reese’s Puffs?  Sure.  Captain Crunch.  Absolutely.  Cinnamon Toast Crunch?  Duh.

Earlier in my pregnancy I wanted a boatload of Honeycomb cereal.  Later on, I relinquished my stern aversion to marshmallows in cereal and wound up finding myself asking for Brian’s Lucky Charms.

Fortunately, these days I’m typically content with organic granola cereal.  (Thank the Lord.)

But something happened to me two nights ago.  As I nestled into bed, it occurred to me that a bowl of Corn Flakes might really hit the spot.

Like I said, not only have we never brought Corn Flakes into our home, I’m pretty sure that I’ve never purchased them in my life.  Naturally Corn Flakes were nowhere to be found.  However, one thing I’ve learned about pregnancy cravings is this: you’ll just keep craving it until you’ve got it.  Suffice it to say that I still wanted Corn Flakes when I woke up yesterday (and peaches… but I’ll elaborate on that tomorrow).

With a tiny window of time that I had, I ran to the grocery store and was able to enjoy three bowls that very night, one bowl this morning and two more this evening.

Brian has assured me that my Corn Flakes are safe.  He won’t come near them.


  1. May 31, 2012

    good to know that they are “safe” 🙂

  2. That cracked me up! Some times I get a hankering for rice krispies, which have about as much flavor as corn flakes AND get soggy just as fast. But I have never had a craving for corn flakes! (We do however have rice krispies on hand almost all the time, since they are essential for rice krispie treats . . .)

  3. June 1, 2012

    To prevent ANY cereal from getting soggy, go European and use yoghurt as your dairy instead of milk. It is wonderful, in my opinion. I first had it in a bed and breakfast in Germany many years ago and
    the habit absolutely continues.

    Couldn’t access the blog from work last night, so tried again this morning. Filter is now gone. So happy! I
    would miss this daily treat!

  4. June 6, 2012
    adele bernard

    Corn Flakes is one of my favorites. So funny you’ve never bought them.

  5. June 22, 2012

    I’ve never ever bought corn flakes either. I agree about those cravings! When you get one, you must fulfill it.

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