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So I have a question for all my readers who have a 3 – 4 year old. Lennox is all of a sudden interested in telling me about things are dead or dying, or pretending to die. It’s all in a good nature – but its a weird turn in her stories. I don’t think she really understands what it means – since its always in a playful nature – but its WEIRD!
Today on the way to school – she told me that there were people walking in the road (there were no people around), a car hit them and they died, then the tow truck came and got the car and fixed it and it was now all better…. WHAT?!
Or she pretended to be dead this morning when she didn’t want to do something… and then said NOOOO! I’m just sleeping silly!
It’s all silly – but its weird to hear her pretend that something is dead or dying. I’m assuming its related to learning about living and non-living things at school or it could be from being around 5 and 6 year old kids at school, playing games…
I’ve started telling her not to say that and that it makes Mommy sad – but I don’t think its making a difference so far.
Anyone else experience this?
Kid snacks and toddler snacks being handy and at their level is what I’m talking about today. Lennox loves to get her own snack and I always find her digging around the pantry to get something to eat in the morning, after school – all the time it seems. I don’t mind her snacking throughout the day, but she tends to pick out a lot of junk.
So when I went shopping the yesterday, I grabbed our normal fruits and veggies that I usually have in the fridge – but this time I planned on getting them all ready for Lennox before snack time.
I decided to clear out the bottom drawer of our fridge and place all her cold snacks in there. She can open the fridge and get into that drawer on her own. Everything in there will be pretty healthy and individually packaged.
I thought about buying all the small packages of everything but really its more economical to just buy it in the regular packages and split it up yourself. I bought Grapes, apple slices, banana cheese, cherry tomatoes (her favorite) and yogurt. Once I got home, I took the snack size ziplock bags (perfect for this, and cheap!) and separated everything out. I got everything into the bottom drawer and showed her.
This morning, it was a success. She picked out a banana, cheese and grapes to eat in the car on the way to school. No fruit snacks, not cookies, no candy — all which she would find in the pantry!
My next step will be cleaning out the pantry and making the bottom shelf of the pantry – kid friendly, as well.
What are you favorite “dry foods” type of snacks for your kids?
I came across this quote the other day by SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy).
I know it has been around for quite some time, but I just re-read it and love it. I thought I would make a new graphic that was pink. I would love to frame this and set it on the bookcase in Lennox’s room or playroom.
It’s a good reminder to pay attention to the little things and make the most out of your children’s childhood! They are only kids once and have endless possibilities!