I know it’s summer but my kids are completely out of control wanting to snack all day long – particularly on ice cream!
The baby literally asked me for ice cream for breakfast last week. I walk downstairs to find Walsh trying to hide brown cows, sherbet cones and nutty buddies that he’s pilfered from the freezer at different times during the day.
Don’t get me wrong, they are eating reasonably healthy meals and lots of fruit and water all day too. But they want ice cream like three to four times a day. What makes this even more amazing is we’re not even home all day, and they are still managing to do it.
My girlfriend told me last week that her kids are doing exactly the same thing. She said she had to run several times to the grocery store to buy more food. Her children are particularly liking cups of pudding.
I don’t want to not buy it, I just want them to eat a reasonable amount during a day. Short of locking up my freezer, I’m not sure how to keep them from helping themselves while my back is turned. (I could put it in the basement freezer but then I think they would have access to it while playing in the basement and would possibly leave the freezer door open. Walsh defrosted the freezer one time stealing food from it. )
Are your kids wanting to snack all day long now that they are home from school? What are they particularly wanting to eat? (My kids are also liking the snack bags of chips that I am buying for lunches. I keep hiding those in different places but you can’t very well do that with ice cream!) What are you keeping stocked in your fridge and freezer?
How much ice cream should one child eat in a day?