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 (normally is me) now wondering if he is just having a moment. Or was IBU to give them pizza for breakfast?

EduCated Sat 30-Mar-13 22:08:21

Surely pizza breakfast is the best part of a takeaway pizza?!

YANBU...we did the same thing this morning. Dominos is awesome for's not like you're doing it every day, and it's a holiday weekend smile

hwjm1945 Sat 30-Mar-13 22:09:02

No.if as you made clear it was a one off,good go use up leftovers!

CSIJanner Sat 30-Mar-13 22:09:30

I've been known to sneak stone cold Chinese out of the fridge for breakfast followed by prawn crackers, so IMHO, no!


HollyBerryBush Sat 30-Mar-13 22:09:36

Pizza is glorified cheese on toast. so YANBU. Although I marvel at you having any left over grin

Numberlock Sat 30-Mar-13 22:09:56

Struggling to see this wrong message it's sending, pray enlighten me.

Yanbu, if it was hot pizza then I would agree with your DH

MyPreciousRing Sat 30-Mar-13 22:10:27

YANBU and if DH has such an issue with it then perhaps next time he can cook the kids their breakfast before he heads out?

Doodledumdums Sat 30-Mar-13 22:11:17 too! This morning in fact!

You are totally NBU! Kids love stuff like that!

RevoltingPeasant Sat 30-Mar-13 22:11:20

My mum did that once.

We don't speak now.


gemma4d Sat 30-Mar-13 22:11:32

YABU. It doesn't take much effort to throw cereal in the bowl. That would have left you with 2 much better options: (1) you eat the pizza, or (2) they get the pizza for lunch - saving you the effort of preparing a more major meal. HTH!

goodfreyedaysusan Sat 30-Mar-13 22:12:12

yabu you need to save it for yourself next time

juneybean Sat 30-Mar-13 22:12:52

But but... Takeaway is always better the next day!!

What difference does it make if it's breakfast or lunch?

MadCap Sat 30-Mar-13 22:13:56

YANBU Pizza cold is practically a breakfast food.

AnOeufUniversallyEggnowledged Sat 30-Mar-13 22:14:33

YANBU. You've taught them a valuable life lesson: always buy too much pizza so that you can eat some of it for breakfast the next day.

AnOeufUniversallyEggnowledged Sat 30-Mar-13 22:15:09

(although I don't for one minute believe it was a 'minuscule' piece. Dominoes slices are mahooosive)

KoalaFace Sat 30-Mar-13 22:18:08


Habits like this, learnt early on are very valuable for later in life.
1. Hangover food.
2. University life.
3. The life of a struggling artist.
4. Pregnancy cravings.
5. Feeding children when you CBA.

tethersend Sat 30-Mar-13 22:18:18


You should have given them a proper breakfast, like a bacon sandwich with tomato sauce. And cheese.

Hang on.

Jbck Sat 30-Mar-13 22:21:31

You'd get Mum of the year round our house.
I did draw the line at DD2(5) having Easter Haribo at 6:30 this morning, tried to persuade me that as she'd had cereal and yoghurt already it was fine. Gave her short shrift at that time of the morning. If she'd stayed in bed till 8 and then tried that line on me it might have worked grin

leave the bastard.

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

I would maybe eat it myself if there were no kids around but I wouldn't feed it to kids. I'd rather give them a more nutritional option.

CSIJanner Sat 30-Mar-13 22:43:28

I really want cold Chinese now. AIBU? I promise to leave some for breakfast!

Coconutty Sat 30-Mar-13 22:49:10

I'd actually be a bit fucked off if DH said that to me. I'd think he was bring a prick and that if he didn't want them to have it he should have stayed in and made them something else.

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) 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 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.

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 06:16:53

I can't imagine living with someone who was like that. We certainly have heated debates about whether pink salmon should be used to give the cat a worm tablet, whether it will actually end the world if a dog climbs on the table, ok finger paints are not the best purchase when you have a white sofa and so on but it just means we have a smeary sofa, dog drool on the table and a happy cat. In the scheme of things not a huge issue, i, however, could not bear to live with someone who did not have joy in their hearts whatever the chaos.

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 06:53:36

And I am responding to the OP not the subsequent drip feed.

Numberlock Sun 31-Mar-13 06:59:43

So basically he's worried it's a short hop from pizza for breakfast to crack cocaine use?

Sounds fun in your house. How does he handle anything that actually matters?

Numberlock Sun 31-Mar-13 07:04:26

And you're going to have to spell out this wrong message it's sending, I'm not getting it?

Hesterton Sun 31-Mar-13 07:24:50

OP, that's great you are feeling better - the spring in the air and the buds on the trees are doing that for me too, and it is a great feeling. And it's great that you can recognise the part your DH had in helping you get there.

My dp has been brilliant too through this hard period. And you know what, he is allowed his pompous little moments now I am more emotionally robust because he has emotional frailities too...

...and as in your case, this doesn't make me love him less.

Calabria Sun 31-Mar-13 08:48:40

We have left over pizza in the fridge that is earmarked for breakfast. Home made by DH too, including the base. stealth boast

But as everyone else will not be up for at least another hour and I'm hungry now they might not get any. grin

TobyLerone Sun 31-Mar-13 08:57:00

I'm all about the cooking healthily and from scratch normally, but who hasn't done this?!


theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 09:13:16

My mum used to wake us up on the first day of the holidays and pretend it was a school day and then say "not really, it's the holidays, have a lie in!"

Should I retrospectively sue her?

Skygirls Sun 31-Mar-13 09:13:51

Mmmm cold pizza for breakfast! YANBU.
There's nothing wrong with this once in a while.
It's chocolate Easter eggs for brekkie this morning with rice crispies and milk for afters

Happy Easter to one and all!

Hesterton & Hiphop have it spot on. I am chilled enough to have fun over breakfast. DH is relaxed enough about my mental state to question me (even though he is being VVU grin) - he is not wary I will go into a controlling funk or martyred humph. And to me, the fact it is him having the thought - "whoa is this relaxed too far" rather than gently trying to help me chill out a bit is just fucking marvellous in this household. I have been the pompous one for years. He is allowed to. I have never met anyone with more integrity than my DH. I am allowed to be amused by the fact his integrity has for some reason be focused on Dominos for breakfast. I am amused by the fact I can tease him about it. I can love him for the fact this whole Pizzagate has demonstrated how far we have come.

So despair over my relationship if you will. Despair over the lack of "joy in our hearts" or in my life if you want to. Wonder how my DH deals with things that "actually matter" (like supporting me fantastically through a really tough few years).

This thread to me has shown me
1) I like Domino's for breakfast
2) I shall give the DCs Dominos again (only if I cannot manage to find a way to scoff it all myself)
3) Mumsnet has been instrumental in helping me get better
4) My DH has played an even bigger role. And I love him. Despite his horrific, petty, Banning-Domino-Pizza-For-Breakfast flaws.

Chocolate for breakfast anyone?

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 09:15:26

Shouldn't we all be having Easter eggs for breakfast today?

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 09:15:42

I had cheese and onion Hula Hoops

ChasingDogs Sun 31-Mar-13 09:24:34

I've just got a mug of black coffee sad and it's only instant, not even special coffee sad and I've just got back from a long, cold walk sad I could do serious damage to cold pizza right now sad

I have changed my mind. Your DH is correct, dominos for breakfast is a slippery decent into a total lack of standards. You'll be pooing on the roof or something next.

Send all future left overs to me. I shall dispatch of them in a suitable manner grin

sweetiepie1979 Sun 31-Mar-13 10:05:06

I prefer pizza the next day! It's the holidays tell him to chill out its all about doing something different from the usual routine.

Numberlock Sun 31-Mar-13 10:32:39

You seem to have it all sorted then, OP. Good to hear. Just not sure why you felt the need to ask the question if all is so good.

Theicingontop Sun 31-Mar-13 10:36:11

Well your DH would have a tut-fit at me! DS fell asleep at his second birthday party before he could have any of cake, so I gave him some for breakfast the next day grin

Ywnbu. If your childrens' diet is anywhere close to normal they'll view pizza for breakfast as what it is - a treat, a bit of fun.

Samu2 Sun 31-Mar-13 10:38:50

Mine had an Easter Egg for breakfast grin

Babyroobs Sun 31-Mar-13 10:43:01

My Dc's are currently eating leftover Dominoes for breakfast, well that and Easter Eggs !

livinginwonderland Sun 31-Mar-13 11:26:49

well, i had cheese on toast and some jellybeans, so i'm not doing much better!

Numberlock thread started mostly just for a bit of fun...

SomethingOnce Sun 31-Mar-13 16:36:46

YANBU - breakfast of champions!

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 16:56:08

Well the fun was only introduced after drip feeds. Read your original OP and it sounds like a bleak life.

Ho hum. Think I'll steer clear of here. I was not asking if my life was bleak. I did not ask if my DH was being unreasonable. Or pompous. Or out of order. I asked if I was being unreasonable to feed my DCs leftover pizza. Do you know what...the additional "drip feeding" was not intentional. It has actually been a bit of a micro-emotional journey for me...pizzagate has made me realise how far I have come. That actually i don't feel bleak anymore.

So thank you for your pity patronising dourness accusations of bleakness kindly expressed concern.

I am very glad I was BNU and in fact being VVR. Thank you to those who have just shared my mini pizzagate journey. And apologies for any dripfeeding.

Oh and boiled eggs an chcocolate for breakfast and now simnel cake for tea grin

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 18:38:26

well ho hum, it is AIBU, not a tea party and you stated by asking was he BU? I agree that people can sound a bit harsh but DV and miserable people are a factor in AIBU. In chat, phrased differently, would have been received differently but if the OP is in that stance, don't blame people for judging because AIBU is asking for judgement of anyone in the story. I am sure that he is a lovely man following your latest posts but you can't blame people for reacting. The last guy I lived with went mental when our cooker broke and made me admit it was my fault, the man I married however, didn't really show any annoyance when I cracked our 8 ring ceramic when trying to catch a spider before he got sucked into the sucky in thing.

longingforsomesleep Sun 31-Mar-13 18:44:23

16 year old ds here. Total health freak. Constantly lectures his siblings re their sugar/fat intake. Plays loads of sport, does weights every night, monitors his own sat fat/sugar intake (a bit obsessively I think), eats loads of fruit and veg.

ABSOLUTELY LOVES cold pizza for breakfast.

Fakebook Sun 31-Mar-13 18:51:56

That's the whole point of having pizza for dinner. Cold pizza in the morning with sweet hot tea. Yummy. (That's actually made me vomit a bit due to all day morning sickness, but pre-pregnancy it was yummy).

stressyBessy22 Sun 31-Mar-13 18:57:59

Just be aware that one slice of a dominos pizza contains more than half teheir daily salt allowance and 2 teaspoons of sugar!

stressyBessy22 Sun 31-Mar-13 18:59:33

I don't think junk food for breakfast is at all good.Couldn't you have given them a small slice with some salad for their lunch if you really had to.

Bleurgh, why ruin good left over pizza with salad? [bgrin]

Bollocks, bunny fail!

Jomato Sun 31-Mar-13 20:37:30

Two words to rid you of your guilt at not giving proper breakfast food PIZZA-EGGS! Cut the pizza into bite size bits, mix in eggs and scramble. Clearly a proper breakfast and it tastes amazing. Want to order pizza now so I can have some tomorrow.

MooMooSkit Sun 31-Mar-13 20:46:08

YANBU and all this thread has done is make me want dominos pizza.

Opps - I shall retract my passive-aggressive Ho Hum! Re-reading OP it does sound a bit...well if not necessarily bleak, certainly a bit meh. Didn't mean to drip feed though - was more expecting a few more of the "too much salt/sugar/fat/additives" flaming and was tbh a bit confused when our/my life got roasted too. DH deserved his pomposity to be teased - but (and I suppose because I know him) he didn't deserve to be tarred with the amount of "bleak kill-joy" stuff he was getting (that was me of old grin).

And again - part of my unintended mini-journey, am actually please that my reaction to his flaming was to feel all lioness-roaring-defensive - how dare the vipers of MN attack MY DH.. Again, shows me how far I/we have come.

So apologies for unintentional drip-feeding (didn't realise that this was actually about more than pizza), apologies for defensive reactions.

But not sorry for giving DCs Dominos (well apart from being pissed off at having to share it). Will I do it again?....Hmmm...not if I can help it - only because I want it all for me. Not because of anything DH says....though I may dress it up as scrambled pizza or egg on pizza.

And thank you all for helping me on my unintentional, but for me emotionally uplifting pizzagate-journey. thanks

Smellslikecatspee Sun 31-Mar-13 22:11:10

I personally have never got the whole this is breakfast food this is lunch food this is dinner food this is supper food thing.

I don't really 'do' breakfast, well I do but I have to be up and moving for an hour or so before I can eat, before that anything more than water and I puke. OH can eat a full English 2seconds after he opens his eyes.

Food is food.

Most of the world that can afford to eat breakfast have rice for breakfast.

Smellslikecatspee Sun 31-Mar-13 22:17:39

Oh and OP I get you.

OH has been depressed recently (reactive depression), was a bit of a mini arse the other day, was great because until then he didn't have the ? Strength ? To be an arse? If that makes sense.

Oh I did pull him up on it and we did have a mini argument, but the fact that he had enough in him to argue was great, I do know what you mean. Hard to explain.

SisyphusDad Sun 31-Mar-13 22:33:20

Wish mine would eat cold pizza next morning (supermarket plus my greedy extra toppings.) Would make the odd breakfast a bit easier.

Yanbu I bet your dh just wanted the left over pizza for himself

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