Calling all you seasoned Mommas…Advice needed!
My baby boy (okay, he’s my oldest of 3 munchkins, but he will still ALWAYS be my baby!) started his first full days at Kindergarten this week. And yes, his Dad barely made it out of the driveway with him before tears started streaming down my cheeks. I’ve spent the last almost-6 years with that sweet boy, hearing him laugh during tickle wars, soothing his owies with colorful character band-aids and a kiss, and playing countless games of hide-and-seek. It’s just crazy that someone else will be spending more time with him than his own Momma. :’(
Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled that our family will get back into a routine and I know he absolutely LOVES school, but it’s going to take some getting used to. Only cooking for 2 kids during the day. Only worrying about 2 children sneaking out of their beds during naptime. Only keeping an eye on 2 kiddos while we’re outside playing. It’s like a whole new world. Seriously. I keep feeling like I forgot something during the day.
Anyways, that’s not actually what I need help with. The issue, in fact, involves food. Or snack, to be more specific. Simeon gets home about 3:30 and from the way he attempts to raid the fridge, one would think he hadn’t eaten a single morsel all day. The child is an endless pit. Yes, he is a growing boy, and yes, I realize he has spent the entire day running around with his friends and engulfing in new school adventures. (Math makes me hungry too, buddy.) However, after some thorough questioning, I KNOW he’s eating well during snack-time and he definitely enjoys hot-lunch in the cafeteria. I don’t want to give him something “big” to eat and then ruin his appetite for dinner. I’m really having a hard time finding a happy medium here. So, what is a Mom to do?
Please help me out! What kinds of foods do your little ones like to munch on when they get home? Suggestions for quick after-school snacks that will tide him over but not fill him up to the brim would be greatly appreciated. Thanks lovely ladies! 🙂