What to do about "I'm hungry" when it's 8:45 at night?
Last night, one after another, both my children announced as we were reading bedtime stories, “I’m hungry.”
Dinner had been two hours before. I confess my daughter didn’t each much – two slices of cheese and a yogurt . But she said she was full. My son said the same after his dinner of sausage and rice (sans rice). They had finished their baths, their jumping around, their 15-minutes of video games. Really, at that point, it was time for lights out.
Only that’s not what happened. My son wandered downstairs and daddy gave him a plate of taquitos. My daughter ate more cheese.
So then they didn’t get to bed until 9ish. Fortunately, our morning didn’t go bad.
I’m sure they were just stalling, but then again, I’ve had episodes where one or the other has woken up at 4 or 5 a.m. and announced, “I’m hungry” and I really didn’t want a repeat of that.
Maybe I’ll do what a friend does: snack in the bathtub.
Then again, the kids take showers. Hmmm… any suggestions on water-proof food?