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Parents are sharing the grim, grim breakfasts they eat every day, inspired by this comedian

“I had some yogurt I licked off my fingers after cleaning my son up.”

PARENTING CAN be fun and rewarding, but not during the school rush, when you go hungry as your precious sprogs refuse another bite of cereal.

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That might explain why this tweet from Emmy-winning comedian Patton Oswalt about life with his daughter, Alice, really hit home for other parents:

Ah. The glam life of a single dad.

It didn’t take long for others to respond with the grim, grim breakfasts they eat every morning while trying to get the kids ready for school.

No milk 🍼🍏🍉🍌#kidsbreakfast #whatisyourbreakfast #yumyum

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They range from the mildly appetising

OK, yogurt ‘licked off my fingers’ is hardly gourmet, but we’ll take it over what’s to come.

To the slightly horrifying

There’s just too much to even think about there.

To the slightly depressing

The rather upsetting

And the entirely repulsive

All that ketchup. *voms*

One dad has even come up with a name for these leftover-filled meals: ‘kinderleavings’. KINDERLEAVINGS. As if it was possible to make them sound less appetising.

Parents, you don’t get enough credit. You really are saints.

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