It was pretty funny last year when my friends at Life of Dad accidentally created a Global phenomenon with their #CheeriosChallenge. It’s one thing to have pop stars and professional athletes jumping onto something - but when the President of the United States of America gets into the mix? You’re onto something special. Why did this happen? I think it’s quite simple, actually. Stacking Cheerios is fun.
Approaching Father’s Day (the official anniversary of this site), it’s always easy to get analytical in the search for deeper meaning in things, and yes, equating the balancing act of parenting with stacking pieces of breakfast cereal can certainly be a part of that. Is the #CheeriosChallenge a metaphor for something greater?
It certainly can be, but really it’s all about having fun - and sharing in the experience with the kids. It’s up to us, as parents, to share our knowledge with our offspring… enabling them to be well-prepared to deal with the challenges that will lie before them in life. If I have mastered the art of stacking cereal, then my daughters must be able to do it as well… but even better than their father before them!
Look at that concentration. Look at that form and focus. Soon, she will be a Master!
How many can you stack? Get some Cheerios and let us know!