12/02/2008

Works for Me Wednesday: Can I Have a Snack

I am pulling one of my favorite tips out of my archives for Works for Me Wednesday!!


Last summer I instituted a new snack rule in our house. (I was about to poke my eyes out if I had to hear 'can I have a snack' one more time). It worked beautifully and saved my eyesight so that I can still look lovingly on my children as they sleep!

When my kids are going to be home all day (weekends, school holidays, vacation) we eat breakfast and then pick out our snacks for the day. They get three healthy snacks and one 'treat'. They pick them out, help me prepare them (wash fruit, peel veggies, etc.). We then put them in individual containers that are labeled with their name.

They are allowed to eat their snacks whenever they want to. They do not have to ask. (That is their favorite part...and mine too!!) But the catch is when they are gone they are gone!

It works BEAUTIFULLY for me!

13 comments:

Mina said...

Good idea. I'm trying that one. Snacks make me crazy, too.

Jenners said...

What a great idea!! You are a genius! I'm definitely doing this. Your blog is better than any issue of "Wondertime" my favorite parenting mag!

Brooke said...

I'm always hearing that phrase, too! What a great idea.

Amanda in GA said...

What a great idea! Wish this idea has come around when mine were little!

Salsa Mama said...

Ooh! I like that idea!

Live.Love.Eat said...

That's a pretty cool idea!!!!

Amy said...

Good idea!!!

Loralee and the gang... said...

I LOVE that - for year-round, too. Especially since I have a preschooler, a homeschooler, and two elementary kids at home, plus my husband and I work from home. So I need 6 little containers!
:}

Mary said...

Great idea!! But, am I the only one who asked that question and was told, "wait for lunch/dinner!" ??

Candice said...

Good idea- I will have to remember that!

Lora said...

That's a great system! I want to pull my hair out after the 100th time of "can I have a snack?"!!

Misti said...

Thanks for the tip! We will be trying this out here.

Kimmy said...

What a great idea! I just may have to try this one for myself. :o)