After all the kids were fed, and the girls were off to school, I finally got a chance to toast myself a bagel. As I sat down to eat, I was surrounded-- a boy on each side, mouths open. Waiting.
Once the bagel had been devoured (very little of it by me, by the way), I decided to toast another half FOR MYSELF, to try to assuage my still hungry tummy. Did I get any of that bagel, either?! NOOO-oooo! And these boys had supposedly already eaten their fill with their own breakfasts!
I finally just gave up and poured myself a bowl of boring cereal. It worked. The boys quickly lost interest and it was mine! ALL MINE!