What a classic line from a classic movie. Please sir can I have some more!! Something I’m sure the majority of parents will relate to at the moment in lockdown. The kids constantly asking for snacks and something to eat. It’s never ending, they can just have eaten there tea, which for some of them isn’t a small portion. 5 minutes later, I’m hungry, can I have something to eat. I don’t know about you but it is tiring, mentally exhausting. The constant nagging for snacks and something to eat.
Why the famous movie line?
Well I thought it was quite fitting. Schools are closed the whole family is at home. The kids are bored, the kids are hungry.
It seems like it’s constant. The phrase that’s become cringe worthy. DADDY I’M HUNHRY!!
The kids are like bottomless pits. Constantly asking for something to eat. Wether they are actually hungry or if it’s just down to boredom. How can you tackle the boredom hunger though.
Won’t somebody please think about the wallet!!
Absolutely… Please won’t somebody please think about the wallet. Since lockdown began our shopping bill seems to have doubled. More of a variation of items for lunch so it’s not the same boring old ham sandwiches day in day out. But also with the girls being at home the extra snacks.
Trying to keep things healthy too is a bit of a challenge. Titch is what you would class as a fussy eater. Pig mouse and beast, you offer them a healthy snack of a fruit variety. They are happy as a pig in stinky stuff. Not titch though she won’t touch it.
We seem to be buying extras of other healthy ish options to try keep the snacks from being too crappy. The likes of cheesestrings, frubes, yoghurts, popcorn. The list is endless. One item that has almost tripled is a popular one in our house. Fruit, like I mentioned above. Put fruit chopped up in a bowl or on a plate and they will devour the whole lot. Another one is crisps. A big go to snack for a lot of kids, adults included. Off topic here slightly but what’s your go to flavour? I love pickled onion monster munch or salt & vinegar.
I’m kind of looking forward to the end of lockdown and the girls can go back to school. When we can get back to normal with the shopping rather than like a scared child opening a cupboard in fear of a monster jumping out at you. The monster in this instance is an avalanche of crisps or biscuits.
Even us parents are wanting go to snacks, for me it has to he Bounty chocolate bars. Oh my its just heaven.
Keeping them occupied.
Keeping them occupied and offering a distraction away from the boredom hunger is tricky. It is especially when your attempting to occupy 4 of them with different wants.
Playdoh has been a good distraction for the girls. Get them set up with their playdoh sets and tubs of playdoh and it keeps them busy for a few hours and takes their minds off of food, hunger and eating.
Most of the time and we have noticed this especially during lockdown is that when the kids are bored…. They just want food. Snacks, bread, anything. They are relentless hollow legged eating machines.
As above we try to distract them. Get them doing something and usually it is successful of distracting them from the thought of hunger and food.
Check out a post of mine about Board Games which can help battle boredom.
How has your shopping bill been affected by lockdown?
What’s your child’s go to goodies?