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milk/cereal steps & genetics

Josie insists on having her cereal in a bowl and milk in a cup, both separately set on the table. Then at a time she determines, when she's ready to eat, she pours her milk from her cup onto her cereal.

I always just pour myself a glass of milk and put the milk on my cereal from the jug once I get it out.

Reason for my post... is this a normal thing? Do a lot of people pour their milk in a glass first before putting it on their cereal? Josie is only the second person I've known who did it, the first being my dad. So when I see Josie doing it my mind goes into complicated conspiracy mode and I think it's a genetic quirk that skips generations, because we never taught her to do that, we always tried to give her bowls of milk and cereal already together.

Related: both my sister and paternal grandmother have/had an irrational fear of escalators. They never met. Dad thought his mom's fear just came from the fact that she didn't grow up around a lot of escalators, but my sister did, and she's always hated them... now she refuses to go down them at all. To my knowledge she has never witnessed or experienced a bloody terrifying escalator disaster that we could blame for this.


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Nov. 18th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
No, I don't do the cup thing. That just makes extra dishes to wash ;)
Nov. 18th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
I saw a character in a movie once put their milk in a glass like that. I thought it was an interest concept. I prefer to put my cereal in the bowl first, and then pour the milk on top. :)
Nov. 19th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
I do the cup thing! Although part of that is that I know my cup of milk is a true cup, so I use the glass for measuring purposes.

I can say that for many years I didn't like milk on my cereal. I'm a convert now.
Nov. 19th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
Gwen also prefers to pour her milk from her cup to her bowl. However, I can think of two explanatory factors for this:

- Gwen loves pouring things from one thing into another. Food, water, milk, cup, bowl, plate, doesn't really matter.

- I don't pour milk on my cereal (with few exceptions: Wheat Chex, Corn Chex, and Crispex, none of which I can get (easily) in Europe); I hate soggy cereal. So for a long time, I gave Gwen her cereal dry too. However, they have milk on their cereal at daycare, and she's developed a taste for it, so what I believe happened is that she'd decide that she wanted milk on her cereal, and handily enough there was milk in her cup already, so why not just pour it onto the cereal?
Nov. 19th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
I can think of lots of reasons that she would come up with it on her own. It's just coincidence.
Dec. 1st, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Erika does this too, though nobody in our family does this behavior. It is exactly as you described: milk in a cup, cereal in a bowl, combined after she has sat down at some sort of time I cannot figure out.
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