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February 10th, 2012, 01:11 PM
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If you child is hungry, can she help herself to the fridge/pantry/cabinets?
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February 10th, 2012, 03:42 PM
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No, because they're "always hungry". Case in point... Daniel snuck into the pantry today and ate a 1/2 box of Cheez-Its Party Mix before I realized what he was doing. He's done the same with the Halloween bowl twice.
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February 10th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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No way Jose! They would eat snacks alllllll day long and trying to get anything healthy into them would be impossible.

I know people do this - but I just cant see how it works. Their kids must make much better food choices than my kids would!
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February 10th, 2012, 06:42 PM
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No, except for the milk jug. As long as it is less than half way TJ can pour it for himself. We let them drink as much milk as they like. I can see letting them choose snacks when they are older. I will just make sure they know what they can have. Right now, they wouldn't make the right portion choices. And we don't have a lot of snackable food. I don't buy prepackaged snacks, so I would have to put some effort into making sure there were things available...
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February 10th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Same here too. It's a no. I'll let them get something out with my permission and then I will put the correct portion in a bowl/plate. If I let them have free reign, they would eat all.day.long.
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February 11th, 2012, 05:41 AM
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No, the kids can reach them...but they must ask first....and I always put them in bowls. Otherwise they would eat all day long too....and supper wouldn't happen.

Ethan will sneak mini boxes of raisens though....but that's about it.
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February 11th, 2012, 08:32 AM
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Same here... They must ask first and I portion things out for them. I hear, "can I have a snack?" about a million times a day.
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February 13th, 2012, 07:07 AM
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No-- they would snack all.day.long.

Sometimes I will tell them what they are allowed to have and they can go get it (a yogurt or granola bar etc., ) but I typically get it for them.
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February 13th, 2012, 08:09 PM
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they have to ask first but I do allow them to go get it themselves
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