There are mixed emotions as I
type, er, pluck out this post. I am super excited to be sharing my snack crate!!
But, I am sad to report I do have a broken hand. Totally stupid, I hit it on the floor really hard last Friday night. I finally went into the doctor Monday and it is fractured. Luckily it is pretty small, but I am in a splint for at least 4 weeks (eek!) and it is my right hand. I am right handed.
So, besides all my fun projects and furniture makeovers I had planned the rest of the summer...that won't be getting done, I also won't be blogging much. I am lucky to get any thing done at this point. It's a good thing I have so many great helpers around here!!
Anyway...back to the crate. I actually made this before Mother's day. I originally used it for a vase holder and fresh flowers with "Happy Mother's Day" written on the chalk board. It was super cute (sorry no picture!) but what I really wanted it for was a snack crate.
In an effort to gain some control and sanity, I decided we needed a system. My kids now know that they get three square meals a day, and three snacks from the snack crate. This is my plan to help them learn to fill up at meal time, and for those moments where they are going to DIE they can dip into the snack crate.
Please note that we also have snacks in the fridge, fruits/veggies and dairy snacks. They still need to limit it at three a day! Mean mom? Maybe, but otherwise they would only snack all day and not eat a good meal, get it?
Let's see how I put it together.
I started with some five gallon paint sticks and some scraps.
Out came the washi tape!!! It is the perfect temporary dress it up solution! I found out how hard it is to cut straight left handed, and my writing was even worse. I ended up writing this very awkwardly (and painfully) with the bit of thumb and pointer finger on my right hand that is sticking out of my splint.
So what would YOU use this crate for?
I will be linking to these parties.