I'll admit I'm a lazy mom. Especially when it comes to the small stuff. Like snacks. Ten minutes after lunch has ended. Generally when I get the question, "What's for snack?" immediately following a meal, I answer with a, "Well, let's see...there is some cauliflower and broccoli. I'll be happy to cut some up for you."
For some reason, that suggestion always cures the snacking hunger.
This morning about 10 minutes after breakfast, Audrey wanted to know if there was anything to eat.
"You just ate," I reprimanded.
"But I'm still hungry," she countered, a little on the whiny side.
"I've got some carrots," I offered with little conviction.
Her eyes lit up. "O-tay!" she said.
"Ooooo-kaaaay," I said (to myself).
So my How-to-Get-Out-of-Making-Them-a-Snack Plan backfired. But I'm OK with that.