When you’re living fully, you have a lot of big days.
Losing a tooth makes it a big day.
A day full of sledding, snowman building, and snowball fighting is a big day.
Disney on Ice makes itÂ a big day.
An Easter egg hunt makes itÂ a big day.
Going to Chuck E. Cheese’s makes itÂ a big day.
Every day has the potential to be a big day, so my girls start each one with milk.
OrÂ milp, as Allie says.
Grace likes to drink her milk in a cup – usually 2 big cupfuls alongside a waffle or granola bar. Allie prefers to drink hers from a bowl, after her cereal has become sufficiently soggy.
With 9 essential nutrients including 8 grams of high-quality protein per 8 oz serving, milk enhances the nutritional value of whatever breakfast food they choose. (Did you know that an egg only has about 6 grams of protein?)
At about a quarter a serving, I feel good serving my kids milk in the morning (and all day long).
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Scholastic Parent & ChildÂ is celebrating important milestones in every kid’s life at Scholastic.com/PCBigDay. Â While you’re there, you can share your Big Day with family and friends with a digital postcard andÂ tellÂ Scholastic Parent & ChildÂ about it for a chance to be featured on the website.
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