Do you get your breakfast in bed?

Ireland
January 28, 2007 2:52pm CST
My husband and I take it in turns at the weekend to make breakfast for each other and serve it in bed. I love to have my breakfast in bed, usually a full Irish breakfast with a pot of freshly brewed coffee, while I read a book. Afterwards I read for about an hour before I get up. Do you like breakfast in bed? Who makes it for you? Do you take it in turns? What do you eat?
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
28 Jan 07
My mom used to make us breakfast in bed on our birthday when we were kids. I think that's the last time I've had it. That's nice that you and your husband do that. What's in a full Irish breakfast?
@Eskimo (2317)
29 Jan 07
Why not try a full Scottish Breakfast - porridge or cornflakes; bacon, eggs, sausage (either flat or links), potatoe scone, fried bread, black pudding, toast, tea or coffee, and could throw in some beans (for those who like them),
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
A full Irish is pretty similar to what Eskimo has described. I thought that haggis was served with the Scottish breakfast though. I had haggis once and thought it was lovely.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 07
I have never had Breakfast in bed I would have had to get up myself and make it lol as the Ex certainly didn't So do you fancy coming here to the UK and make me Breakfast in bed to Biddy That would be so nice lol to be spoilt like that
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Yep Gabs. I'll come over and make your breakfast for you. I must warn you though that it'll have to be quite early in the morning so that I'll have time to catch a flight back in time to make dinner here. :)
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Wow...that is nice. I dont particulary like my breakfast in bed. I have a real yucky feeling of getting crumbs in my bed...But it does sound romantic. How sweet for you two to do that!
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I am with you on that. Being a guy and using the man steriotype I am not the cleanest person in the world but my sheets where I sleep need to be clean (to the point of me doing the laundry myself if needbe). A bed is for two things... sleeping and ........... It is not for eating, it is not for reading, it is not for watching TV, and it is not for browsing the internet late at night.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
I have a tray that I get my breakfast on. It has legs on it and it fits right up to me so I don't drop many crumbs. If I'm not changing the sheets that day, then I'll give them a quick shake out just to make sure there aren't any crumbs. :)
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
28 Jan 07
No I dont get breakfast in bed.When I wake up once I want to get up. I rather eat at,the breakfast table. But my husband cooks breakfast for me every Sunday morning.He will put on a pot of coffee and make eggs, hash browns, bacon for me and saussage for him.Sometimes we will also have pancakes.And he even does the dishes.
• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Oh well your husband is a gem doing the dishes too. I usually have to bring my own dishes downstairs afterwards. I haven't quite trained my husband in the art of removing the dishes yet. But I'm working on it.
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Usually in weekend I like to just sleep, no bodering for breakfast. If I don't sleep too much and can get up little early, I would like to have breakfast in bed. It sounds good, my huby will make the breakfast and will serve me in bed!
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Fair play to your hubby. It's good to have them trained well. LOL!
@rainbow (6763)
28 Jan 07
That sounds blissful, what's a full Irish breakfast? Shrek usually gets a bowl of cereal and a mug of tea from me in a morning when he's working and the occassional English Breakfast or bacon sarnie when he's not. He made me a bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes once when I had just come out of hospital with a new baby, bless him.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
A full Irish breakfast would be similar to the full English breakfast I think. The usual, bacon, sausages, egg, mushrooms, tomato, hash browns, pudding, beans. Yummy!!It is lovely I must admit to have that served up to you without having to move a muscle. LOL!
@tictac714 (976)
• United States
28 Jan 07
That's really nice. I have actually never had breakfast in bed in my entire life. My boyfriend's cooking is a disaster, so it's not likely to start. hehe. Btw, what exactly does a "full Irish breakfast" include? Just wondering.
• Ireland
29 Jan 07
tictac, did you change your photo? I was wondering if you were you.......lol. Maybe you should buy in muffins so that your boyfriend can prepare those for you without the cooking. :) A full Irish is basically bacon, sausages, egg, mushrooms, tomato.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
yeah I changed it and it's really me....I might change it back though, I think nobody knows who I am now. I don't blame them, I mainly recognize a lot of people by their picture also. Anyway, you're right, the only food my boyfriend would be able to serve is packaged, and knowing him,he'll mess that too. hehehe.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Oh that's so thoughtful of both of you BittyBiddy:) We don't do any such thing and I would really love to have breakfast in bed. It must feel gr8 to be pampered and have a lazy start to a good weekend. I think we should try it,lemme do it once for my hubby and see his reaction..
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
29 Jan 07
oh. that might be great. surprise him by serving him breakfast in bed one day. i am sure he'll be so delighted.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
greengal, you should do it. It is a lovely start to the weekend I think, especially when you're not rushing off anywhere or doing anything else. Good luck with it.
• United States
28 Jan 07
My fiance and I take turns fixing breakfast in bed for each other when he is home on leave.
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@pclife (246)
• Malaysia
29 Jan 07
Yes that good to have mutual undertsanding....Understand to each other & help when each need help
• Ireland
29 Jan 07
That's lovely cplpacesgirl.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I don't have anyone to make me breakfast in bed. Heck I don't even eat breakfast usually. However I'm willing to change if I can move in with you guys...lol I would love to eat breakfast if someone would make it and serve it to me. I would even take turns. When I'm in the hospital, that's my favorite part or the stay...breakfast in bed. If I did have someone to make it, I would have a good one. Coffee, orange juice, scrambled eggs or an omlette with cheese,veggies and sausage, toast with jam and homefies with onioons and peppers. Oh my goodness it sounds good but I problably would be there all day eating it..lol Ahhh to dream...
• Ireland
29 Jan 07
You should try to eat breakfast. It's the most important meal of the day. When you go shopping this week make sure that you'll buy something that you'll actually eat in the mornings. Mind yourself now.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I know it's terrible not to eat breakfast. I just have a hard time eating anything until I've been up and about for a few hours. But I will try harder. Sometimes I eat oatmeal or some toast with my coffee. These days I make my coffee and log in here...my how the time flies when you're having fun. Before I know it it's lunch time..lol
• United States
29 Jan 07
I would make breakfast in bed for my boyfriend on the mornings he didn't have work. My shift would start later so I would have time. If we did both have the day off...I would make eggs, fresh toast, ham and cinnamon rolls. Unfortunately by the time I was finished cooking his breakfast...I was too worn out to cook for myself. I usually end up just having some cold cereal. My boyfriend usually at night will cook me dinner so I think it's fair.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Well it's nice that you take turns with the breakfast and dinner. I'd still like to know what's in these cinnamon rolls. They sound lovely.
@Eskimo (2317)
29 Jan 07
We used to have breakfast in bed, but got a new bed with new headboard which makes it very uncomfortable to sit up (a requirement for breakfast). When I retire, hope to get an electronic bed which raises and lowers the mattress which should make this a much easier option.
• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Those electronic beds are so handy. I've seen the double ones where one side raises. My only problem is what about the sheets. Do you have to put single bed sheets on each side, or what happens?
@onesiobhan (1330)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
I generally make dinners and lunches and on the weekends my husband makes dinner. We eat in front of the television because we tape our favourite shows and watch them together over breakfast. I don't like eating in bed because I hate crumbs in my sheets, but I love being able to relax with a cup of coffee in the morning while he does all the work.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Well your husband sounds great onesiobhan. Making the dinner is really something. I don't get that and that is something I'd love.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I think thats really special. My husband doesnt eat breakfast nor does he make it for me. I think I would drop over if he ever did that for me. Your a very lucky girl. Enjoy it. And stay happy.
• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Thank you TerryZ. I fully intend to enjoy it while it lasts. :)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Thats really great...Well even I would prefer getting up..My husband prepares yummy indian breakfast for me on weekends..He has improved a lot in his cooking in these past 2 years of marriage and i really enjoy anything and everything he makes.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Tell us what you have for your indian breakfast. I'd love to know.
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I used to alot but anymore its hard to tell what time I will wake up or anything so I do not get breakfast in bed I will have to try that again it seems if memory serves right I did like that espescialy now that it is cold,that would be nice to have breakfast in bed and not have to get out from under my warm blankets.Thanks for the idea I like it and it sounds good.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
I love it especially in the winter when I can stay in bed and look out at the rain beating against the window. It's so cold looking out there but lovely and snug in my room. Then the breakfast warms me up and I'm able to get up so much easier.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
28 Jan 07
my boyfriend only made me breakfast in bed for the first time not long ago, but he has done it a couple times since. It's great, I feel so pampered and lazy lol
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
I know, it's a lovely feeling, isn't it? Long may it last, that's all I can say.
• United States
28 Jan 07
You have a great husband, i wish i could get breakfest in bed, even if it was in truns. Maybe some eggs with toast and coffee, that would be great.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Thanks Irishchick. Yes, he is great. Sometimes he tells me it doesn't matter whose turn it is that he is getting up anyway to make the breakfast. I love when he does that. :)
• Ireland
28 Jan 07
I never make breakfast for my husband but he always takes my breakfast into to me on Saturdays and Sundays. I couldn't eat a full Irish breakfast, so he serves grapefruit segments followed by a bowl of cereals and then some tea and toast.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
Your husband is so good, and that sounds like a lovely healthy breakfast. I like grapefruit and it's supposed to be very good for weight loss too.
@snowflake5 (1579)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I've never had breakfast in bed. I'm always afraid I'll drop something on the bedclothes. But it does sound lovely.
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• Ireland
29 Jan 07
It is lovely, but I don't like dropping things on the bedclothes either. Nothing a good shake wouldn't sort out though. :)