F Is For Froot Loops, For Sure

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 10.43.08 AMJust Another Froot Loop to add To the bowl

… is one of my favorite sayings.  I first remember hearing it in the late 1990s, but other than that I don’t know its origin.

And I don’t care.

This is because when forced to listen to both sides of a longstanding neighborhood feud, I can say of it all, with detached amusement: I guess she’s just another froot loop to add to the bowl.

Which is true.  And not rude.  And gets me out of further conversation about an argument that has no definite solution, and I do not now, nor ever will, care about.

The argument being: is it better to home school or public school your children?  Like I have an opinion…?!  I don’t even have kids.

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“Luckily it hasn’t affected my appetite.”

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Looking for the crumb of truth in the cookie of life.

35 thoughts on “F Is For Froot Loops, For Sure”

    1. evilsquirrel13, I didn’t know this, of course. I do know that Howard Wolowitz’s astronaut nickname is Froot Loops. Which is nothing at all like your bit of trivia, but kind of is!

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    1. Kate, yes we are. That’s why I like this saying so much. I acknowledge that I’m paying attention to the ongoing conversation, but gracefully exiting from it at the same time. 😉

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  1. Never heard the expression . . . but I can see how handy it might be in side-stepping a tired debate.

    My two cents: depends on the kid, the parent, the school, and the teachers. That’s too many variables for one blanket answer.

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    1. nrhatch, I find this saying to be USEFUL! I don’t want to be unkind with people, but some discussions/arguments are destined to go nowhere, so I say this– and move myself away from the issue!

      And yes, too many variables to have a definitive conclusion… so why do they carry on about it?

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  2. Lol! That’s an argument I too stay away from and I’ve got enough kids to fill a classroom! (Almost) When my six year old JJ is pushed to his boiling point he says ‘Fooper Loopers’ as if it’s the most vile of things to be rolled off the tongue. Typically I have to turn and walk away quickly…so he’s not further offended by my giggles.

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    1. bitsofheaven, that’s an adorable thing to say! I like this kid and his use of language. As for the ongoing neighborhood argument about how to school your children, I say the above– then smile politely. *shakes head* *tiptoes away*

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  3. I live next to one of the most left-leaning people I’ve ever met and across from a family of some of the most conservative. And yet, I am more afraid of that conversation then anything they might fight about in the street (which by the way never happens as both are extremely respectful of each other). You can laugh about differences in political opinion, but it gets personal quick when kids are involved.

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    1. Allie P, you said it! Politics is so abstract, while kids are so subjective. I truly do not care how your children are schooled. Not because I hate kids, but because it’s not my business. Yet the discussion continues unabated…

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  4. Home schooling is hard work for sure. Been doing it for a few years with a granddaughter and it is fun, but a huge challenge. Also, Froot Loops were never a favorite 🙂

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    1. Deb, I wonder if the hard work aspect of home schooling is part of what has caused this rift. Never thought of that variable. However, be that as it may, I HAVE NO OPINION ON THIS TOPIC. And will continue bowing out gracefully by using the above saying. 😉

      [I never liked Froot Loops either.]

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  5. You surprise me once again, Ms. Bean. I’d never heard this expression but it is so appropriate for so many. Here’s another cereal related expression – one of our most useful diagnosis was cuckoo for cocoa puffs. There ought to be an ICD-10 code for it. I’m sure you can understand who it might describe.

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  6. I’ve never heard this expression before but I really like it. It is so multi-purpose … I shall have to add it to my repertoire 😉
    I LOVED Froot Loops as a kid and I was delighted to discover a reference to FL on an “inspiration rock” while out cycling one day. I posted it to my Instagram account.

    Found today along the #DonRiverTrail. I want to be a Fruit Loop #inspirationrocks

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    … and I HATE conversations in which there is no right or wrong answer, for inevitably those are also the same conversations where people will dig in their heels and heated debate ensues. The problem is, people THINK there is a right or wrong answer and will argue it indefinitely. There are very few things in this world that truly are one-size-fits-all.

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    1. joanne, love the photo. Thanks for the inspiration. Hoping now that you know this phrase, it comes in handy for you.

      You’re onto something about the schooling argument, so many arguments: “There are very few things in this world that truly are one-size-fits-all.” It baffles me that people don’t understand this reality, but they don’t. Sadly enough.

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    1. Janet, it’s funny how many people know Howard’s nickname. I think you’re right to be concerned about having a big enough bowl. More and more “froot loops” seem to show up every day. o.0

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  7. I love this saying and use it often! After all, I work in public education. 😉 I’m having some difficulty posting here(don’t know why), so I will also say that eggs are one of my favorite foods. But I don’t like putting all my eggs in one basket.

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    1. Margaret, it’s a great way to say something without saying something. I can only imagine, as a public school teacher, how many Froot Loops you meet.

      I like eggs, too. Easy to make, easy to digest. Tasty. What more could I want?

      [Sorry if the WP system is sassing you. Beats me why sometimes it works, then other times it doesn’t.]

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    1. Jim, I’ve heard that saying from a friend who lives down south. It’s another one of those wonderful ways to express yourself… without really expressing yourself. Love it.

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