Breakfast in Bed

February 5, 2012

Tick, tock, tick tock

Once the big hand hits seven I am invariably woken from my slumber. Even on the weekend, my body refuses to allow me to continue as I was, happily dreaming. Apparently it’s time to get up. And so I oblige.

Ben, on the other hand, can sleep for hours and hours, and then some more. And so it often goes that I wake, make myself a comforting cup of hot lemon water or tea and settle on the couch to read and blog. Sometimes, if Ben is feeling particularly sleepy, I end up having both a hot lemon water and a cup of tea… Tick, tock, tick, tock. On these particularly sleepy days, I am left with a conundrum. Twiddling my thumbs, I find myself debating whether or not to be kind and let Ben continue to sleep, or be selfish and wake him up in the hope of spending more time together.

More often than not, I let him sleep in. Is that true? I’d like to think so. Maybe not… But anyway, recently I was feeling oh so generous and let him sleep in for a loooong time. A really long time. A great many hours had ticked by, during which I entertained myself with blogging, reading, going for a run and watching a movie. But still he slept. And so I decided it was time for breakfast in bed. In my logic, I felt that if I were to start cooking, he may in fact rise with hungry enthusiasm, ready to start the morning (read: afternoon). It worked.

Breakfast in Bed.

On a shopping trip last month, Ben informed me that he was going to purchase Cocoa Pops, as it was the holidays and, well, that’s what you do in the holidays. Yep, just like when you were five. On this sleepy day, a small bowl was in order. Just like a chocolate milkshake only crunchy. Indeed.

To go with his cereal I cooked an egg, spread some pesto over rye toast and finished it with a shaving of parmesan. Simple, savoury, scrumptious.

Breakfast in bed. It’s what you do for your loved ones, right? The crumbs may be annoying, but at least it will ensure they wake up… and your friendly little wake up call will be delicious and attentive, if not a tad cunning. How sweet is that?

Heidi xo
  • Leah February 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Oh you guys are still in a lovely, hazy honeymoon type of life. So sweet 😀

    Me on the other hand, I wake early, usually 6am, sometimes before. I jump out of bed ready to tackle life head on, while hubs can sleep the day away. But the difference is, I dont let him 😛 I have to wake him up. Only if we have nothing to do will i let him sleep in. The poor guy. What can I say we are chalk and cheese, but it seems to work.

    Now my little girl wakes daddy, she seems to be an early riser like her mumma. Whoops, poor daddy….

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 5, 2012 at 10:57 am

    hehe you are a lot kinder than me.I keep waking before Mr BBB and after an hour or so I cant help but go and 'see if he is awake' (aka wake him up!) because I want some company! Perhaps this will change when little Miss arrives and can keep me company 😉

  • That Brunette One February 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    hahaha i love this! very cute. My man can sleep for ages too..although your approach to getting your out of bed is more loving, me on the other hand if it goes past 11am I'll tickle him awake!

  • leaf (the indolent cook) February 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Yes, but I'm none too gentle. I pester him to wake up and eat his breakfast in bed before it gets cold. 😉

  • Blithely Unaware February 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Love this post Heidi!!!

    I haven't had coco pops in eons. Hamish would probably inhale them if I bought them, good idea for holidays though… in fact I'm nurturing the idea for Valentines breakfast.. why not?!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thanks for the idea lady.


    omgomgomg I just realized you get married VERY soon… WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Ben definitely sounds like Mr NQN-I am constantly astounded about how much he can sleep! 😮 And hehe I must give Coco Pops a try again-it used to be my favourite childhood cereal!

  • Michelle Chin February 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    You are a little like me. I have to wake up at 7. Sometimes six.

  • Hannah February 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    That sounds a little bit like my morning, except I got impatient & opened the blinds, then left to read in another room and waited for A. haha! How lovely the breakfast looks, especially with the pesto 🙂 x

  • Agnes February 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    AWWW that is so sweet. 🙂 I normally wake up early(ish) – not as early as you! – and let Alastair sleep in while I potter around.

  • Heidi February 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Leah – awe thanks for sharing, lovely! Luckily your beautiful little G can keep you company 🙂 and you can blame her for waking him early hehe.

    Lisa – oh yes, I'm sure that you'll soon be having constant morning company with your precious little one 🙂

    That Brunette One – tickling…good tactic *taking notes* 🙂

    Leaf – whatever works 😉

    Blithely Unaware – OH MY GOODNESS I KNOW!!! thanks for the post love 🙂 I think your V day plan is super sweet!

    Lorraine – it was my favourite too!! Hated fruit loops – bleh!

    Michelle – I do love the morning, but sometimes it'd be nice to sleep in a little more, hey?

    Hannah – another great tip, opening the blinds – excellent, thanks 😉

    Agnes – I do love to potter, hehe 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Jennifer February 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    This sounds exactly like me and my boyfriend. I'm always mean and wake him up though, very rarely with breakfast. I don't understand how he can sleep in so much!

  • msihua February 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I love to sleep! Sleeping is my hobby. The Boy can't understand it and will always wake me up making me a very very grumpy girl indeed 😛

  • Hannah February 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Oh you sneaky thing! Putting this post up instead of telling me (okay, okay, us) how the hen's night went! Sure, rationally I know that you couldn't have have an amazing hen's night and been able to write about it the next morning, but shhhh. My heart wants to sing about the lovely time you've had 🙂

    P.S. Clearly I've never been in this situation with a partner, but I've definitely done the cook-to-wake-up-my-brother-or-friends-at-sleepovers when I'm bored and cranky that they can sleep and I can't 😛

  • Heidi February 6, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Jennifer – I don't understand either!! I'm jealous, I guess 🙂

    Msihua – you have a talent, lady 🙂

    Hannah – oooh it was so much fun! Will definitely do a post on it, it was very colourful and fabulous 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Lisa February 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I love a sleep in, but usually by about 9am – 10 at the latest, I'm up. S can sleep till mid-afternoon, so I know your conundrum. When I do get up, S always wakes up, tells me I'm crazy and should come back to bed then promptly falls asleep again! Your breakfast in bed sounds lovely though, maybe I should be nice and do that for him.

  • Kath (My Funny Little Life) February 9, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I must admit the crumbs would really be an issue for me. But I like to drink tea in bed. 🙂