I feel that I was fairly prepared for most of what motherhood would entail — the diapers, sleepless nights, and feeding routines were all an expected part of my new life. However, there's been one specific part of parenthood that has resulted in way too many premature gray hairs; a part that no one warned me about; a battle that I fight basically every single day. Yes, it's snacks and the amount of ridiculous times when kids will demand snacks.
Seriously, all day, every day I feel like I'm scrambling to feed my ravenous toddlers the elusive "perfect snack." I have two very well fed toddlers, who are healthy and thriving and far from deprived of food, so the rate in which they demand snacks just baffles me. I do my best to expose my children to new foods that are healthy and nutritious, but it seems like no matter how hard I try or how creative I get, my kids don't give a damn about their rocket shaped sandwiches; they're jonesing for the good stuff--the snacks.
I can't tell you how many times my kids' uncooperative appetites have ruined a perfectly nice day out of the house by way of a public tantrum. It happens a lot, you guys. I feel like instead of enjoying my children and our time together, I'm wasting away some of the best days of our lives quartering grapes and creating odd food pairings that they just "have to have," for unknown reasons. The following 15 times are definitive proof that my kids just want me for my snacks, and I'm so over it.