Monday, September 19, 2011

The Smores Dilemma

It's 9pm. 

Ok, that sounds ridiculous...maybe it wasn't that late.  But it might have been.  It was at least 8 because all the little kids were in bed.

Around 8pm, just as with from 2-4 (a.k.a, naptime) the incessant requests for snacks begins.  I make sure they are healthy snacks and usually it ends up being a routine of requests.
  • Chocolate milk and gummies (gummies are his vitamins)
  • Dessert (ice cream or a popsicle, but not everyday)
  • String Cheese
  • Peanut Butter Spoon
  • Bowl of blueberries (or grapes)
  • Jello (plain)
These are the consistent ones.  After he's received all of these snacks, he either begins repeating requests or might go after these less requested items:
  • Fruit snacks
  • Oreos
  • Apple
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit Cup
  • Capri-Sun (Roarin Waters)
  • Peanut-Butter Crackers
  • Cheese Crackers
  • Bowl-of-Fishies
  • Popcorn
  • Jello (with fruit)
  • Square cheese (american)
And it gets weirder from there.  Although I don't give him everything he wants (after 1 or maybe 2 dessert like items he gets healthy snacks), I do tend to give him snacks at night as long as he eats his dinner.  He tends to just eat little meals through the day.  Just how the kid is.

In any case, a few weeks ago he gave me a new request...Smores.  I think he'd asked me a few times before and for whatever reason this day I wanted to oblige and I felt a bit obligated to...don't know why but I did.

Unfortunately, when we went to the cabinet we were out of graham crackers.  I had everything else but the graham crackers.  So what did I do?  What any other good mom would do *wink*...

Seriously, I sat over a stove and toasted marshmallows to be palced on scooby doo graham cracker sticks, also known in our home as scooby snacks.  He loved them and all was well in the world.

At least for the next 5 minutes...


Tammy (aka. "Mimi") said...

You have NO IDEA how relieved I am to hear that you had the good sense to toast the marshmallows over the stove. I wasn't so bright in MY S'mores attempt. I had the oh-so-brilliant idea to put them together and plop them in the microwave.

Graham crackers catch on fire in the microwave. Who-da thunk it?!? ;-)

Raina said...

That's so funny to me, because I've made Scooby snack Smores, too! I also had to use chocolate chips since I didn't have any bars. It was a MESS!!!