Rocks In My Dryer hosts a 'Works For Me Wednesday' and this is the first time I am adding to that...but it's a backwards post...I need to know what works for you!
Here's my dilemma...
My son is 9 (almost 10) years old and he loves to eat! Now, I do my best to limit his intake. We have breakfast, no snack, lunch, snack and then dinner. The snacks consist of fruit, veggies, snack crackers or such.
He is a moderatly active child. He is involved in Tae Kwon Do 2 nights a week, plays in the church gym one night a week and is on an Asian Dance Team that meets one night a week.
This said, he is a bit overweight which is why I consider this issue to be of utmost importance.
Here's where I need help...when I am not watching my son will eat more than he should. For instance, the other day at church, we had breakfast. While I was with him, he had 1 breakfast taco and 1 donut. Great! Then, he went to his Sunday School class and...had 2 kolaches and a cupcake. When I found this out, he stated that this was a snack! Ugh! Not 30 minutes after he had breakfast with me! Then, yesterday, we went to Chick-fil-a. He had a sandwich and fries. My daughter didn't finish her fries. He asked if he could finish them and I said no. Then, a few minutes pass and I throw everything into a bag and ask him to throw it away. On his way to the trash can, he is digging in the bag to find the fries and eat them! UGH!!!
So, my question, how do you control your child's eating? Not when you are watching, but when you are not with them. What works for you?
**UPDATE** Jake's Sunday School teacher (who I did not know read my blog - Hi Julie :) ) stopped me in church to say that Jake actually had 2 pigs in a blanket and a mini cupcake. So, his church binge wasn't as bad as I thought, but this is still something I want him to be conscious of.