Yes, that's breakfast you're looking at. Not the typical breakfast in this household, mind you. No, today is a very special day: my youngest daughter turns 8 years old today, and in keeping with our family tradition, she gets to have WHATEVER SHE WANTS for breakfast today.
This is, by far, my family's favorite custom. It's something the kids look forward to every year. They get to eat whatever they choose for their birthday breakfast, and can have it served to them in bed, if they wish. Usually, though, my youngest likes to barrel downstairs and take a look at her huge pile of birthday presents, so she eats her breakfast at the table.
This year's selection: two Barbie waffles each topped with a scoop of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream, Redi-Whip whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and of course, a cherry on top.
Happy Birthday, baby!!