Friday, January 21, 2011
What do you think?
Charley goes once a week to an after school activity. Since all of the other kids are in afternoon or full day kindergarten a snack is needed. One of the kids has a peanut allergy. This is important because Oreo cookies have been the snack MOST weeks. I guess they are the ONLY peanut free snack acceptable.
Now I love me an Oreo cookie - and actually I can't say that statement because I only eat Oreo cookies by the row. There is no way I can eat just one. Well, at Charley's after school activity they can't just eat one either.
No, the average number of Oreo cookies that Charley gets to eat around the 4pm hour is.....drum roll please.....5! And he is always so excited to go and have snack and it is the first thing he shares.
Why? Because we don't typically buy Oreo cookies...and when we do they get one for a dessert. NOT A SNACK!
Last night I got there early and noticed they had changed the rationing out of the Oreos..instead of giving them all 5 cookies right off the bat they promised them cookies after each part of the evenings activities..."When we pick up the poster materials you can have an Oreo. After we practice the play, you can have an Oreo."
Recently, they changed the meeting time from 3:40-5 to 3:40 until 4:30. Could this be because eating 5 oreos at 3:40 meant that at 4:30 the kids were all running and hiding from the leaders in the library. I have a feeling I am the only parent who knows about this fiasco because Charley didn't participate and the mom thought that was so wonderful.
Anyways, last night was awful in our house. Charley was in one of his hyper moods which meant that Henry joined in. His emotions and body could not be controlled. I ended up putting them to bed by 6:30. Then it hit me...it was the damn Oreo binge from 3:40-4:30...oh, and they got a sucker too.
So, advice, do I let it go and just give up on bringing it up with the moms who I COMPLETELY appreicate because I don't have the ability right now to give up the time and energy to volunteer. Do I send him with his own snack? He came up with that last night on his own. Or do I get myself a package of Oreos and binge on them before picking him up so my sugar high hits at the same time?
Grandma arrived today and brought cupcakes. Charley asked if he could have one for dessert tonight, then he added, "I don't do so well when I have a dessert after dinner." I told him that once in a while a cupcake from Grandma is a fun treat. And that I am proud of him for noticing that sugar after dinner isn't working for him these days.
man I could go for a row right now.
Oh, and still pregnant.
at 6:12 PM Posted by For the Love of Naps - Sarah