Me: what do you want for breakfast?
Julia: Candy! I want candy!
Me: You have to have breakfast.
Julia: I could eat candy with my breakfast! (picks up our popcorn containers) Popcorn! I like popcorn!!!
Me: Oh honey. Popcorn is a snack; not for breakfast. You could have cereal, eggos, poptarts, toast...
Julia: I could have these!!! (holding a small bag of Fritos)
Me: You're not having chips for breakfast.
Julia: But I want to!
Me: Honey, chips aren't breakfast food.
Julia: Stop it Mommy!
Me: You can have cereal, poptarts, eggos,... (I pick her up to look in the pantry)
Julia: Oooooh... I want those! (points to a big bag of marshmallows)
Me: Those aren't for breakfast honey.
Julia: But I want to!!!
Me: You could have Eggos, poptarts, cereal...
Julia: I want these (holding Lorna Doone cookies). You should try some of these, Mommy!
Me: Oh Jules. We're not having cookies for breakfast.
Julia: But I want to! You should try some of these.
Me: Here are your choices: eggos, toast, poptarts, cereal...
Julia: Goldfish are cereal!!!
We finally settled on watching a tv show and waiting until her full hunger hit. And then she chose poptarts. Conversation above was within 3-5 minutes tops. She sure loves her snack foods!