As a mom of 2 younger children, my house stays stocked up with snacks. The rule is as long as you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner you can snack as much as you want. I just never thought that meant that I wouldn’t be allowed to have my own snacks anymore…
I have recently found myself eating my snacks while hiding. Or when the kids are asleep. Because otherwise, I won’t be able to eat my stuff in peace. You would think that them having their own stash of stuff would allow mine to be off-limits right? Wrong! Apparently, my stuff is an aphrodisiac and must be consumed by little stubby fingered people because “it tastes better than ours!” Even though it’s the same thing. I made shrimp for everyone as a snack, mine was done first. I bought ice cream for them and ice cream for me. Which one was finished first? I now buy my food and snacks while I am driving home, park in the driveway, and eat it all before I walk into the house. I even have gum to chew on so they can’t smell it on my breathe. Yes- it’s really that serious.
I am trying to figure out how I even came to the point of hiding my stuff in MY house! Lol. I hide chips, chocolate, ice cream, popcorn- all stuff I probably shouldn’t be eating anyway since I am trying to lose this 5-year-old baby belly. That’s beside the point though- I should be able to eat in peace in my own house gosh darn it! I just bought chocolate-filled marshmallows to make smores. For myself. I wonder how long those will last. Which is how I came up with my rules- if you don’t eat all of your regular food, you can’t have snacks. At all. Don’t even look at the snack cabinet! Has it worked? Of course not because kids are sneaky little people who lie about eating snacks when I go to looking for some to eat. I need to find new hiding spots.
Want some good hiding spots to eat snacks in? At this point, I’ve mastered it. Here are my 4 favorite spots:
- in my car in the driveway. They can’t come outside without an adult so there’s absolutely no way for me to get caught. I just need to make sure my breath doesn’t give me away so I have to chew gum or candy to hide the scent
- in the bathroom with the door locked. Maybe even inside the tub for that matter. And make sure you clean all the crumbs because their eyes are trained to see the slightest bit of evidence!
- in the closet! This one only gives me a few minutes of hiding (because my kids are dependant little things who can’t go 5 minutes without seeing my face) so they start looking for me really quickly. This is only for small quick snacks.
- in my room AFTER they’ve gone to sleep. But I have to wait until they are asleep for at least 30 minutes to make sure they won’t hear me opening up the bag of snack
These spots have helped me consume many a snack in peace without detection. But you need to be careful- the kids that are trained know how to smell it on your breath. Those kids are tricky- they even count the number of snacks that are in the closet to know how many are missing (if any). That’s my daughter. She’s a hard one to deal with. So now I just buy extra and don’t put my snacks in the snack cabinet. She just can’t be in the kitchen when I’m putting everything away so she won’t catch me. Lol. The life of a mom, huh?
If you have any tips and tricks, please share! Because at this point I’m running out of ideas! Kids, huh? Lol!
As always, be legendary KINGS; be extraordinary QUEENS!