I'm not feeling too well today so I told my son that I am going to take a nap. I was asleep for an hour and he ate 7 oatmeal cream pies. I was furious and asked him why he thought it was okay. He said, "I didn't think you'd get this mad." Meaning he knew I would get mad. I told him to go to his room, and now I have to figure out how I'm going to handle this. He does this quite often but usually it is with bread. He is not overweight but is ALWAYS hungry. I need ideas. He just came and told me he doesn't feel very well. No kidding!
I think the fact that we NEVER have these in the house definitely factored into his going overboard. He had a class party and everything has to be prepackaged. These were the leftovers.
He has had bloodwork done because he was recently diagnosed with ADD. Nothing abnormal.
I like the ideas of keeping snack boxes. His usually snacks are green apples, grapes, and popcorn. All of which we have right now too. He eats a lot of apples and bread.
Yesterday, he spent sometime in his room. He was pretty upset about being in trouble. We had a talk about why it is not okay. And a talk about sugar and obesity.
He is 10. I should be able to trust him to be by himself. I guess the key is prevention.