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To have given DS1 pizza for breakfast?

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AdventureBe Mon 15-Jun-15 09:46:00

DS1 (14yo) loves his food. He's not so keen on school work. We have had lots of "issues" over revision for the y/e exams.

Anyway during one of our -fights discussions he picked up a take-away menu that had come through he door and said if I work hard and do well in maths (where he struggles) can we have a pizza delivered?

This is something we do very rarely and seemed like a great idea if it would get him to work, so I agreed and he did work really hard (compared to previous efforts, anyway) and got a good result, for him.

We gave him free reign to order what he wanted last night and naturally, he ordered too much. I hate food waste, so he had the leftovers for breakfast.

That's not terrible, is it?

0x530x610x750x630x79 Mon 15-Jun-15 09:47:22

god no! cold pizza for breakfast, the breakfast of students the world over smile

magimedi Mon 15-Jun-15 09:47:57

As a one off, not at all.

Hope he enjoyed it!

TheMoa Mon 15-Jun-15 09:48:14

Why would it be terrible? Leftovers are fair game for the first one up in this house.

Far better than crappy cereal.

Goshthatsspicy Mon 15-Jun-15 09:49:30

Totally fine smile

MissMuesli Mon 15-Jun-15 09:49:41

Nah we love pizza for breakfast here and my DD is only 4. It's a rarity, she's fed and happy, and I can't summon the energy to worry about it to be honest! So YANBU

BabyMurloc Mon 15-Jun-15 09:51:57

Breakfast of champions.

fiveacres Mon 15-Jun-15 09:55:13

Well, if I'm entirely honest I don't think it's very nice but I'm thinking that's probably because I'm accustomed to thinking a healthy start to the day is best - even if the rest of the day doesn't quite live up to it!

Floggingmolly Mon 15-Jun-15 09:57:43

I've seen enough teens chugging cans of Red Bull on the way to school to not blink an eye at pizza... grin

AuntyMag10 Mon 15-Jun-15 09:59:45

Really? He's 14yo and this is the first time he's had it so what's the big deal?

Klayden Mon 15-Jun-15 10:00:17

Cheese = protein
Bread = carbs
Tomato sauce = veg

Perfect breakfast, very balanced.

DandelionDaydream Mon 15-Jun-15 10:02:49

If we have pizza DD always keeps some of her share for breakfast, she is 12!!

IMO pizza tastes so much better the next day.

AdventureBe Mon 15-Jun-15 10:04:31

That's the argument I was having with myself Klayden & TheMoa. We're really hot on a proper breakfast here, it goes downhill as the day goes on, but I don't buy boxed cereal and breakfast is usually eggs, porridge or fish and fruit and yogurt. Cheese or sardines on toast.

I just sounds wrong, if someone were to ask him what he had for breakfast...

I have visions of being judged for it by people who give their DC "healthy" cereals, but of course it doesn't matter,

Purplepoodle Mon 15-Jun-15 10:05:30

Probably better than sugary cereal. Def better then the crisps, energy drink, choc bat combo that local teens favour on the way to school

DramaQueenofHighCs Mon 15-Jun-15 10:08:01

It's fine! DS(6) had a donut for breakfast today! (We had some Krispy Kremes over from last week and I wanted to get them eaten so I could put the box in recycling.)
As long as it's not an every day thing it's fine! smile

Cakecrumbsinmybra Mon 15-Jun-15 10:10:39

No, I sometimes do pizza for breakfast. I think we are far to bound to specific things for breakfast in this country! I'd far rather pizza over sugary cereal.

Cakecrumbsinmybra Mon 15-Jun-15 10:10:59

*too

gofuckyourself Mon 15-Jun-15 10:11:09

Zapped pizza for breakfast is totally fine. He's 14 he'll work it off quicker than I would.

QuintShhhhhh Mon 15-Jun-15 10:11:56

Oh, I loved cold pizza for breakfast! It is mostly bread with topping/sandwich filler!

My mums home made pizza was like a big 3 cm tall pizza pai, with bolognaise filling!

Now you made me long for my mum! angry

LittleMiss77 Mon 15-Jun-15 10:12:04

cold pizza, cold chinese... anything goes in our house.

Cakecrumbsinmybra Mon 15-Jun-15 10:13:14

Well, if I'm entirely honest I don't think it's very nice but I'm thinking that's probably because I'm accustomed to thinking a healthy start to the day is best

I don't see that pizza is that unhealthy. Obviously depends on the type of pizza you have - but, dough = flour and water (ie bread), tomatoes, mozzarella (and if you have soft buffalo type is far less fatty than cheddar for example), basil, drizzle of olive oil (better than butter on toast). That's healthier than most British breakfasts.

Charley50 Mon 15-Jun-15 10:16:33

I love leftover pizza for breakfast bit it's better heated up slightly.
Leftove curry or Chinese is good too.

AdventureBe Mon 15-Jun-15 10:17:00

I'm not going to try and kid myself that take-away pizza is "healthy" but I'd be interested to know what is fiveacres, as unfortunately so much of what parents feed Dc in the morning, believing they're going the best for them , is truly rubbish.

Eggs, bacon, black pudding, toms, mushrooms and toast (or fried bread shock ) is probably still one of the best breakfasts about and look how that's been vilified.

Goshthatsspicy Mon 15-Jun-15 10:27:54

Also, at 14, he is going to start eating quite a few unusual breakfasts before his teens are done!
Good preparation in my experience.

Theycallmemellowjello Mon 15-Jun-15 10:38:47

Personally I don't agree with bribing/rewarding kids for academic achievement, or with pizza for breakfast. I don't think either sends the right message. I admit I'm a grouch.

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