Snack Packs!

So, I have found one of the most frustrating times of the day for BroBro is the time right when he wakes up from his nap.  It is during this time that BroBro says he is “starving”.  Starving right after nap time usually means little to no patience and lots and lots of whining.  Add to this the common fact that during this time, I am either just finishing something up or nursing Littlest Man and you can begin to see why this has historically been a rough point in our day.

The solution?  The SNACK PACKS!

These have worked perfectly.  There are two baskets; one that sits on the counter and one that sits in the fridge.  Each have been filled with small tupperware containers that have just the right portion of a healthy snack.  They are both within easy reach of little hands.  When the kids get up from their naps, instead of asking me for a snack and having to wait or going back and forth with what they get and how much they get, they just grab one container and they are on their way.  The snack packs are just the right portion, they are easy to grab, and they provide the much needed choice for an independent 4-year old.  Our house is now a happy house after nap time!

Examples of snacks used:

*  Fridge – grapes, cheese squares, mini carrots, cantaloupe slices, apples

*  Counter – trail mix, crackers, raisins, pretzels