After staying up half the night, working on my manuscript (It's gonna be an awesome book, if I do say so myself!), I was less than awake and alert this morning when the kids got up at the crack of dawn. That's just an expression - "Crack of dawn". It means really freaking early. It does not mean the kids woke up next to any particular cracks of this particular Dawn. Anyhoo...
Lexi informed me that we were out of cinnamon/sugar for toast. "Can I make some more, Mom?" she asked.
"Sure", I mumbled in my sleep-induced haze.
"Should I use ground cinnamon and salt?" she asked.
"Mmm hmmm... Wait! Salt? Noooo", I said, waking up a bit.
"I mean SUGAR!" Lexi quickly corrected. "Ground cinnamon and sugar, right Mom?"
She ran off to mix a batch of cinnamon/sugar in our little shaker.
Fast forward to lunch time. Clay said he wanted cinnamon toast for lunch. I toasted the bread, spread the butter, and sprinkled on the cinnamon sugar that Lexi mixed this morning. I smelled something strong. What is that smell? I wondered. I sniffed the bread and turned up my nose, cringing at the "cinnamon". Lexi used ground cumin! Mmmmm cumin and sugar sprinkled on toast. It's got a Mexican flair. Yum! All it needs is a little Vegemite...