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Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Family of Snackoholics

my sweet snackoholics
I'm creating a small legion of snack obsessed children.  I've been cracking down, but I'm no match for this group. 

All of my kids are phenomenal eaters.  My 2 year old's church nursery teacher said, "I've never seen a child who can eat sooo much--EVER!"  And this is common remark I hear about my kids.  I've heard it at birthday parties, play dates, and restaurants; my kids always get our money's worth as they giddily make their way through the smorgasbord of snacks at The Golden Corral.

Even my picky eater, Evie, can hold her own. She is the only girl in her preschool, but her teacher just told me, "Wow, that girl can pack it in.  She always out eats the boys--all of them!"

And, thankfully, most of my children eat most vegetables too.   When I break out the carrots or barbie trees (broccoli) the kids chow down.

We've had numerous children over for lunch or snack time, so I know this isn't normal.  The majority of our visitors are cute little birds, picking at their food here or there.

Where are my birds?

I'm certain I have unintentionally created my snackoholics by my own extreme love of food and snacking.  My husband is a snacker too.  Currently, I am trying to encourage him to refrain from getting a bowl of cereal immediately after every dinner.  He is not too fond of my encouragement.  

My sister-in-law once told me she lets her eight children get snacks whenever they would like.  She says, because of this, they aren't so snack obsessed.  That seems a little risky for my bunch.

For now, until I come up with a superior plan, I will keep encouraging/forcing my apparently starved children to have one snack, maybe two and wait for dinner.

Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Rid my home of unhealthy kid snacks.

Goal update, Day 2:  For my sweetness goal I gave my husband a shoulder massage.  As for my organization goal, with the under appreciated help of my baby, I did a quick fix for the fridge--that's more cleaning than organizing, but I'm counting it.

Every Day Goals: Do something nice for someone. Organize--anything! 

Ahhh...much  better

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At February 19, 2011 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

Barbie trees! Love it! I've awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award. If you'd like it, come over and get it!

At February 19, 2011 at 8:13 PM , Blogger Yes I Blog said...

I love the term "barbie trees"! Too cool!

Wish my fridge looked that nice. Wanna come clean mine? Lol!

At February 20, 2011 at 7:53 AM , Blogger Elisabeth Hirsch said...

This is awesome!!!

I'm following from bloggy moms.

At February 20, 2011 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Mrs E said...

I have snackers too...
Even worse.. MILK A HOLICS!

At February 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Blogger DIAPERS in the DESERT said...

We are snackers too!! Thanks for stopping by mine from the hop. I am SUPER glad you did. I am new follower of yours. Good job on keeping up with your goals. Looking forward to reading more. I was cracking up at your stasher post below. My lil brother was like that when I was growing up. Off to read more. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

At February 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to get rid of the unhealthy snacks! one day! LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm following you back! :) Hope you have a wonderful week!


At February 20, 2011 at 8:38 PM , Blogger MeLi said...

Hehehe, what a cute post!...I love to have a little dessert after my dinner...and snack in the middle of the day...your kids are so cute!...and I love the barbie tree thing hehehe!!

At February 21, 2011 at 6:25 AM , Blogger Donna said...

Your refrigerator looks great!
We love snacks at our house too. I try to make sure they're healthy but they're not always!

At February 21, 2011 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Thank you for this, I did my fridge too! Yours looks great!

At February 26, 2011 at 1:17 AM , Blogger Charlotte said...

My kids are snack crazed, too. I've tried letting them have what they want. All it does is empty my pantry faster.

I've always wondered why most kids are little bird-like eaters and mine eat the equivalent of an adult.


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