AIBU to have given the DC leftover Domino Pizza for breakfast?

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It was in the fridge from last night. 3 slices. DH was going out early so had already had his breakfast. It is the holidays. It felt like a bit of fun, you know "Hey DCs, fancy pizza for breakfast."

DH (albeit kind of jokingly) said it was a disgrace and with a head-shaking grin went out.

DCs enjoyed minuscule slice of cold pizza, then some toast.

They normally get a pretty good, well balances, mainly cooked from scratch diet.

Later on DH said he wasn't totally joking and please could we not do that again. He feels it sends the wrong message to DCs (age 4 and 6) to have leftover "treat" food like that for breakfast.

He is not normally so...er...uptight (normally is me)....so now wondering if he is just having a moment. Or was IBU to give them pizza for breakfast?

tbh if I could have managed a way of scoffing it all myself I would have done...but it would have felt a bit mean with them having nutritious confused cheerios whilst I had pizza....

Couldn't have used it for lunch/tea - had stuff planned/defrosted which would have been wasted and was also not enough for all of us (DH was only out for an hour so 3 slices of pizza would not have stretched)...so def a fine lesson in not wasting food.

We have had left over prawn crackers on occasion but had never thought to save the chinese...(not that there is often much any left). Have not done the cold curry for breakfast since Uni days.....<the original Birmingham baltis...mmm...Regards To Broadstreet's chicken and spinach balti...drools..>

Coconutty Sat 30-Mar-13 22:50:50

Mine had a chocolate fountain for breakfast once though, left over from the night before so in hindsight maybe I'm not the best person to ask.

StuntGirl Sat 30-Mar-13 22:52:15

Well I probably wouldn't have fed them Cheerios either grin

thebody Sat 30-Mar-13 22:55:05

Hi fish, brummie chik here. Selly oak nurses home 1982( when we trained on the wards so we weren't too posh to wash patients) broad street curries and Bristol road Chinese.

Ffs you posh gits feeding your Babbies curry!

EduCated Sat 30-Mar-13 22:58:17

I had a Bristol Road curry for breakfast yesterday grin*

*Actually 100% true!

Normal weekend breakfast does tend to be something a bit more than the normal bowl of cereal - eggs, porridge, bacon sarnies. But I really could not be arsed. And I wanted pizza!

ChasingDogs Sat 30-Mar-13 23:08:47

Does he not realise that the occasional slice of left over pizza is one of the greatest pleasures in life?

Why would he want to deny his offspring such an experience?!

Leave the bastard.

I am actually quite amused by DH's reaction. I have spent so long trying to "control" my life since DCs arrival, bouts of depression, CBT etc etc. and finally feel am on the road to being "me" again and losing the anxiety and need to be the "perfect" mother <barf>.

So a more relaxed person - the person DH married is coming out from under the fog. And he/we are both delighted. And coupled with that DCs are older, we are getting them/they can/they want to do more and more stuff for themselves. So life is good. I am saying yes to stuff. Yes to shit. Yes to silliness. Not just saying "no" because I don't know where things will go if I let go of the control.

So hell, fuck it. Why not have pizza for breakfast?

I think DH expressing (very mildly) a little concern was probably just his sub-conscious thought that as fab as the returned "me" is he is not sure how far the being more relaxed may go. He does not really think we will be eating crap every meal. Oh anyway tis too late to describe how fab he has been and how happy we both are with me being chilled. It did not fuck me off. It made me love him more. I would rather he got his knickers in a small twist about a trivial non- thing than had the deeper, merited worry about me not being happy. Shall stop waffling. Sorry blush

Wow - 2 LTBs. I am now finally a true MNetter grin

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 30-Mar-13 23:13:31

Next time put pieces of cutted up pizza in some bowls and pour organic milk on top. Voila - breakfast.

MTSgroupie Sat 30-Mar-13 23:14:54

We often microwave yesterday's pizza. If it's cold then Yuk! Otherwise I don't see anything with 'old' pizza.

Hmmm...milk on pizza....not sure on that one....maybe I could toast it instead and put some....er....marmite on top....

No, no, no MTS it HAS to be cold!

Smellslikecatspee Sat 30-Mar-13 23:20:43

when we order Chinese, its what do we want now and what will be good for breakfast grin

once babysat friends DC overnight had pizza for dinner they were most put out that there was none left for breakfast. 10 years later they still mention it.

Smellslikecatspee Sat 30-Mar-13 23:21:50

OH nukes 'old' pizza should I LTB?

StuntGirl Sat 30-Mar-13 23:23:53

Oh! Make breakfast pizza! Like an alternate take on the sweet pizzas you can get.

My life was changed when I discovered a recipe for breakfast couscous, now I am hell bent on breakfast-fying everything I can find grin

Well Catspee (love the name) it depends if you like it nuked I s'pose....or if he frowns whilst you eat it.

He is still adamant "it should not be done". That is is OK for him and e but the wrong message for DCs. He has got his knickers in a twist a bit. Am still amused.

Have told him Mumsnet's combined wisdom. Including the LTBs. He says hurumph. grin

I may offer DCs cheese on toast tomorrow....envy <---evil face

StuntGirl Sat 30-Mar-13 23:32:34

Nigella has a recipe for mozzarella in carozza in Nigella Bites where she says if you smear a bit of tomato puree on the bread before loading it with cheese and cooking it makes it desirably like a pizza sandwich for kids...

pigletpower Sat 30-Mar-13 23:38:15

Soooooo,his stupid criticism of you,way after the event I might add makes you 'love him more'...excuse me whilst I quietly despair.

Iaintdunnuffink Sat 30-Mar-13 23:43:32

Cold pizza for breakfast is great. Depending on portion size and how it's made, as a a breakfast it could be worse. Thin crust, tomato and some cheese, or a deep pan stuffed crust with extra pig.

When camping in Italy my youngest son always ordered the kids sized pizza when eating out, knowing he couldn't finish it and he'd have pizza for breakfast. Nothing healthy about it really, but no one blinked an eye when the other one went to do the breakfast bread shop and came back with chocolate pastry breakfast stuff. The younger one does love a a big filling breakfast and then often isn't so bothered about other main meals.

At first the youngest one insisted I tried to heat the pizza up over a camping stove, it can work. Then one day I tried to inform him how the flavours mingle and become stronger once nice and chilled and allowed to settle. He no longer asks for reheated pizza at breakfast bit requests it cold in his lunch box hmm

SirBoobAlot Sat 30-Mar-13 23:48:38

Thing is, if they see you doing it then they will think it's acceptable anyway. So they might as well enjoy the fun.

Though YWBU as cold pizza should be eaten alone, not shared.

Hiphopopotamus Sat 30-Mar-13 23:49:58

Piglet, she's saying in the big scheme of life, it 's not important, and represents a good sign that she's getting herself back to how she used to be (right OP?)

No need to despair! grin

midastouch Sat 30-Mar-13 23:57:45

yuck, i always feed leftovers to DH or the bin i dont think i could bring myself to eat it never mind give it to DC but if they enjoyed it, its not everyday!

rainbunnieseatingalltheeggs Sun 31-Mar-13 00:03:00

If that was my ds they could sniff leftover pizza/chinese a mile away.I can never eat it in peace.

OkayHazel Sun 31-Mar-13 03:42:16

I think you taught your DCs not to be wasteful with food, and that is a very good lesson. Your husband is BU.

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