"Nothing" (refrigerator door closes)
Jada walks out of the kitchen with chocolate milk dripping out the corners of her mouth.
"Jada- did you drink some chocolate milk?"
"Well, I was just firsty, Mama" (no- firsty is not a typo- "thirsty")
20 minutes later- "Mama- I want a drink of water. I'm REALLY firsty!"
"I think we need to check your blood sugar."
Then, we have the talk. You know, the one about how we ask before eating. How we need to test before we eat. How sometimes, we have to have a free snack like cheese or a peanut butter sucker or a piece of lunch meat.
I don't know if she's going through a growth spurt, but Jada has had the munchies for the last week! I have had this conversation with her at least once, if not twice a day for the last week! I've never had to put things up out of her reach, because she's been pretty good about not eating the things she shouldn't eat and usually pretty good about asking, too. Well, not any longer. So, here are a few things that I know I should do:
1. Make sure she gets plenty to eat at meal times AND keep her meal/snack times on schedule. (which, since moving, we haven't been too scheduled).
2. Not get angry with her for eating food that she shouldn't- the last thing I need to create is a battle over food!
3. I think I also need to put things up out of her reach and make sure everyone else does the same (wish me luck!).
Any other suggestions? Over all her numbers are pretty good but she is just one hungry little girl!