Friday, August 08, 2008

yvett the bad snack mom

Both the kids have to take their own snacks to school every day. They don't have a snack schedule where they take turns having one kid take enough for the whole class.
Here's the set-up . . . . Alec is in school for 2 hours and 45 minutes. That's all. Not all day. There's also a list of acceptable snacks that they can take. You know, healthy snacks and such. I send the same kind of snack for both kids. Brianna happens to have her snack time at the same time that she has reading group, so it's always something small. I send fruit and/or cereal bars, trail mix, cheese & cracker packages, gummy fruit, mini rice cakes, you get the picture, right?
So I was shocked to see that the kids in Alec's class were taking lunch bags full for snack. They're taking meals for snack. I feel like a total jerk sending my child with a little fruit bar while other kids are having sandwiches, carrot sticks, fruit and a juice box for a "snack". WTF? They only have about 10-15 minutes for snack. Alec could never eat that much in that time. Plus he's already had breakfast and mid morning snack at home. As soon as he gets home he has lunch. Am I a horrible mom for thinking he'll be fine without a meal for less than three hours? (Here's the part where you tell me that I'm not horrible). They have little cubbies where they place their snack in. Poor Alec places his little snack while other kids put their whole bag. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
Now I don't know what to do, again. Do I ask about it? Should I just send lunch too even though I know he won't eat it all? Do I just leave it alone? Do I make an issue of it (I mean, other than blogging about it?) If that's how it's going to be, I'm going to show up at Alec's snack time with a plate of warm fideo and a quesadilla or some chicken soup and homemade bread. I'll out-snack them all. -insert evil laugh here-

feeling: it's soooooo hot
listening to: Cracker (Low)


Bailey said...

No, you're not a terrible mom. That's why so many kids are overweight, they eat when they are not hungry or eat too much just because it's there.

Elaine said...

This is funny. I'll bet the snack is breakfast for the other kids though. Does Alec ask for more?

Jesser said...

OMG... I think it's the other moms who are bad snack moms. SNACK. NOT MEAL. A kid doesn't need a sandwich and lunch a couple of hours later. Crazy people...

Michelle said...

As long as Alec is happy, then you have nothing to worry about. Just because it's different doesn't make it wrong.

Anonymous said...

I think the other moms are trying to outsnack each other but in the end over feeding their kid. Did Alec say he feels weird that the other kids have so much more food? You haven't done anything wrong. He eats before his snack twice and then after.