Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Aftermath

I really should have saved this for a "Wordless Wednesday" I suppose. This is what my boys managed to do while I was on the phone with our realtor. Anyone else have this go on at their house? Ah, the aftermath of Christmas.

Oh, and I have to tell you something Snug said today. Lest I thought he paid no attention to what I tell him day in and day out, he let me know (when it is to his advantage) he most certainly IS paying attention. A neighbor gave him a little toy with some M&Ms in it for Christmas, and I told him today after his nap he could eat them. We have no where to go tonight so I figured it was as good of a time as any to let him have a sugar buzz. Well, he ate, he enjoyed, declared they were his "fravorites" and then ran around like a maniac.

About thirty minutes later Little Monkey was signing that he wanted something to eat, so I went to get him his post nap snack. Snug said he also wanted a snack, and I told him that he had already had one. He promptly replied "Candy is not a snack. It is a treat."

I stood and looked at him for probably 30 seconds and had to make a decision. Do I stick to the "one snack in the afternoon" rule and possibly give the appearance that candy could be a snack? Or, do I give in to the "one snack in the afternoon*" rule and enforce the "candy is NOT a snack option". Hmmmm. I gave in and let him have a snack.

He was right, at our house, junk food is not called or considered a snack, it is a treat. If you are VERY lucky, you get crackers as a snack. Otherwise snacks include; raisins, roasted pumpkin seeds, fresh fruit, dried fruit, pistachios, almonds, or slices of veggies.

Don't you love it when your kids are right?

*I only let the boys have one snack in the afternoon because they typically get up from nap around 2:30 0r 3 and we eat dinner at 5:30. If I let them, they'd snack all afternoon and eat no dinner.


Erin Morgan said...

Oh, I love it!! Finnegan does the same thing! He askes for Chocolate milk, and when I remind him he repeats that Choc. milk is not a snack but a treat. I love it!! So smart these kids are! Good job, mom!!

Cop Mama said...

I know, I have no idea how I'm going to dig out from all these toys!

My kiddos would eat all day long if I let them. When I ask Sprout what snack he would like, he always says "a cookie!"

Jenilee said...

my girls too. they love snacks!