that’s not a treat, that’s a SNACK

At school pickup yesterday:

SEAMUS: Mom, did you bwing me a snack?

MOMMY: Yep. Here’s some pretzels.

SEAMUS: Did you bwing me a tweat?

MOMMY: I just said yes! Pretzels. Here.

Seamus regards them, warily.

SEAMUS: Mommy. Pretzels are not tweats. They’re SNACKS.

MOMMY: What’s the difference?

SEAMUS: Well. A tweat? Is somefing you love to eat. A snack? Is somefing you WIKE to eat. But not SO much.

Actually, I totally get it.

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Mollie April 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Me too. I assume Shea was trying to decide whether to settle for the pretzels or hold out for something more exciting. I go through this every day when I get hungry around 11 AM: should I nibble on, say, baby carrots, or have a cookie? I usually go with the snack. But if I've been especially good: TREAT.


Teamarcia April 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm

OMG too funny! We totally went thru this just the other day. Seems they know something we dont!


Michelle April 28, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Just read Amy's article, "The Pampered Pig," in Parenting magazine. As the mother of three school age children, I feel compelled to thank her for letting me know I am not alone in my mothering craziness!!


Amy Wilson April 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm

thanks Michelle!

The funny thing is, I suppose I am the one who has set up this distinction in my son's head. To me, "snack" is salty and "treat" is sweet. "Snack" is bad for you, "treat" is REALLY bad for you. Yup, makes sense.


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