Fill a pot with a few cups of water.
Don't measure because that would be too difficult
Dig out the jumbo pack of cinnamon
that you bought back in 1995
Shake or sprinkle (your choice)
into pan of water that is warming
on your stove
Soon your house will fill with a delightful cinnamony aroma and when your child comes home from school he/she will drop a 90 lb. backpack on the floor and look at you adoringly
Hopeful child: Did you make cinnamon rolls?
Devious domestic: No. Here's a carrot. Go do your homework.