I came to the harsh realization yesterday that I have reached the Oatmeal-Old Age.ᐈ Oatmeal stock images, Royalty Free oatmeal photos | download on ...

No, I’m not at the Plain Oatmeal-Old Age, yet. I’m more at the Raisins, Nuts, and Brown Sugar Oatmeal-Old Age. Don’t get me wrong, I know where this is heading, I am fully aware. I know that oatmeal, whether decorated with brightly colored berries or some such other sickeningly healthy toppings, is just a lumpy, bland, gateway drug to Old-Old. Or more traditionally and respectfully referred to as Elderly or The Elderly.

But I simply can’t help myself. I sometimes find myself craving oatmeal and once, at a professional development conference, I found myself ladling a gelatinous bowl full of the stuff, bypassing pastries and eggs and bacon. Bacon! That day, I put a small plastic serving dish of dried cranberries on it along with my traditional raisins, nuts, and brown sugar. It was so good.

So yes, I am at the Oatmeal-Old age. And I am not ashamed.

Well, maybe just a little.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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10 Responses to Oatmeal-Old

  1. Rivergirl says:

    Oatmeal old isn’t that bad. Call me when you reach the Cream of Wheat stage. Now that’s old!

  2. James says:

    Surely the next only point of a conference is the free food! Next time send me the bacon!

  3. Love oatmeal too. It’s healthy and delicious . Need to put sugar , raisins and milk though . Got sweet tooth. Thanks for the share and feedback. Happy Wednesday ☀️🙏

    • Shoes says:

      I do like that it is good for me, assuming it is still good for me after the addition of milk, brown sugar, raisins, and walnuts.
      Have a wonderful day!

  4. Mary Ann says:

    I like it too, with peanut butter and honey!

  5. Deborah says:

    I cannor recall recently wanting oatmeal, a staple in my childhood home. But then, reading this post, I find a sudden, serious hankering for some!

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