Now, this is neither affordable or good for my kids. Plus, if I got up every time they wanted to "have a snack", I would never get anything else done in my house. So, at the very beginning of the summer we established 2 snack times a day - one in the morning (9:30) and one in the afternoon (2:30).
Yes, my children even know the exact time that each of these specially prepared "meals" occur and I promise you when I say, they do not let me go one minute past! It really does us both good. It holds me accountable to stop what I'm doing and fix them a healthy & fun snack and spend a little time with them in the process and keeps them from snacking all day and eating us out of house and home (and as a result not eat their dinner!).
This solution has worked beautifully thus far in our journey through the Summer. It's always a nice surprise to them what the snack will be and I love making them smile!
How are you getting through the summer?
What neat tricks have you learned that you can share with me?!
I would love to hear them all!
(yes, the picture above is from today's afternoon snack time. I know the pickle seems a bit odd and out of place - but they LOVE pickles and I don't always have them around - so it was an extra special treat today!)