I grew up in the days before Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs and Apple Jacks.
During my growing up days MUSH was the staple for breakfast almost 365 days of the year.
If it wasn't Quaker Oatmeal, it was Cream of Wheat, Ralston Purina, Wheatena or Malt~O~Meal.
My mom would make a big pot of MUSH every morning, especially during the winter months. Since we had Daisy, we had our own cream to put on the MUSH and she would put out either granulated sugar, brown sugar, molasses or honey to also put on the MUSH.
I checked with my brother (he's 8½ years younger than me) and he remembers a lot of MUSH also. But while we were discussing this subject we each remembered an occasional bowl of Cheerios, Rice Krispies or Wheaties....but only during the summer months.
Also on the weekends mom would make pancakes, french toast and eggs, bacon and toast. But for the most part it was MUSH almost every morning.
The funny thing is, I can't remember if I did the same thing to my kids and quite frankly...I'm afraid to ask them.
I do know that as an adult I do not eat MUSH. I put Quaker oatmeal in cookies and in my meatloaf.....but I don't eat it for breakfast!