My mother used to tell me that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. And apparently, that meant we had to take it seriously. Wholegrain cereal, fruit and yoghurt or, as a very special treat, marmalade on toast. Never, ever, ice cream.
I run a similarly tight ship when it comes to feeding my own kids. I wouldn’t think twice about giving them ice cream for breakfast – it’s a definite no. That doesn’t stop them asking for it though. And in their eyes – it’s a perfectly reasonable way to start the day.