An after school treat wanting monster. And don’t even think about giving her an apple or banana. That ain’t no stinkin’ treat! I don’t know how it happened. Over the past 2+ years she’s just grown to expect that I’ll have a treat for her. A chocolate bar, a packet of haribo’s or if she’s really lucky a chocolate frosted donut. It stresses me out! I don’t have this type of stuff in the house so I usually have to make a mad dash to the shops to pick up something. If I forget or run out of time she’s in floods of tears. So because I hate seeing her in tears after I haven’t seen her for 6.5 hours I give in. Are you shocked? I’m pretty strict when it comes to most things with her but somehow I’ve completely falled down on the after school treat hurdle.
What do you guys do when it comes to treats? Do you even give them treats? I think I am going to have to start working on weaning her off these treats. Maybe change it to an end of week treat at the local coffee shop? They make an awesome hot chocolate for kids. Or maybe her new favourite treat, hot vimto. Of course we’re going to have to deal with tears and tantrums until this new regime becomes a habit.
I’ve also started her friends on after school treats. I take her and her bestie to choir on Mondays and as soon as they see me they’re both asking what the after school treat is! Aaaargh! So maybe it’ll be a Monday and Friday treat. All other days I’ll give her an apple. I think she needs a healthy treat as she’s got so many activities going on she needs something a bit healthier than a haribo!