Sometimes it seems like I spend the vast majority of my day getting snacks for small people. Even though they can reach their own bowls plus a great many of our snacky items, I still get A LOT of requests to fix snacks. The last few days I've started setting out a "nibble tray" so that they are free to graze all day; it's a suggestion I saw in one of our Dr. Sears books. In our case it's more of a pig-out tray because when it's first set out both boys behave like two crazed polar bears fighting over a fat juicy seal.
Yesterday the tray came out right after breakfast:
We went outside to play in the miniscule snowfall, and when we came back in the boys had a special treat of cocoa and marshmallows. I left them with the treat and nibble tray and ran upstairs to check my e-mail.
Yes, I am a total dumb ass.
For the record, leaving small boys alone with bitty snacky foods and hot cocoa is not a good idea unless you like cleaning: