Want Snacks? Buy Them! (6 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       5 Jun 2020       2322       8

Sarah Balsdon, a mother in Northumberland in the UK, began to worry that her kids’ snacking habits were escalating at an unhealthy level as the family was forced to quarantine. Initially, Sarah tried packing her kids’ lunches for them regularly, but they kept sneaking snacks. So, she has bought a vending machine, and now, if they want to snack, they have to do chores first to earn money for them.

 

“They also started sneaking them upstairs without me knowing,” Sarah said.

Initially, Sarah tried packing her kids’ lunches for them regularly “and once it was gone, it was gone.” But her kids’ dietary discipline was lacking and ultimately they kept sneaking snacks. Clearly more drastic measures would have to be taken. Enter a vending machine!

 

Sarah had a random idea that a vending machine would require her kids to pay for their own snacks, which they could only pay for if they completed basically anything she asked of them. “If they want sweets they can do things (chores, school work, etc) to earn money for them,” she added.

But where would one find such a strange purchase? It was actually pretty easy, “got it from Facebook Marketplace,” she said. And then she went out and loaded it up with her family’s favorite goodies.

 

“Let’s see if they can sneak sweets and treats now!” she wrote in the post on May 24. “So sick of the arguments about unhealthy snacks (esp with lockdown) so I have bought a vending machine!”

 

Not only has Sarah’s vending machine scheme been curbing the unhealthy cravings, but it’s had other unintended positive effects as well. “I think people are understanding that the kids are learning about money,” she says. And now they have to “work for things, which was a big part of it too.”

 

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“There are always fun ways to keep control of parenting during challenging times like lockdown,” she finished.

I say, good on you, Sarah. That’s certainly one of the stranger methods of parental control I’ve seen before, and frankly, after this is all over it will be fairly strange explaining a vending machine in your living room, but to Hell with what others think. If it works, it works.

As Les Grossman would wisely say, “We do not negotiate with terrorists”.



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Daisy 2 month s ago
If I tell my boys that they cannot have a snack, they will not steal it. It is called parenting.

A vending machine? Why not putting land mines too? Land mines are good to teach your kids that stealing is not good!

Jeeeeeezzzzzz
       
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Lillian 2 month s ago
Okay Boomer,
Ever considered that independent thought is to be nutured in children?

Blind following of rules by baby boomers is exactly how the existing fascism has gained power in North America
       
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Daisy 2 month s ago
Lillian,

Lilian, First of all, I am not a Baby Boomer, I am MUCH younger than that.
Second, How did you manage to derivate this conversation to a political conversation?
Third, You need to take your meds.
       
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Jannett 2 month s ago
love it
       
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Pasoonie 2 month s ago
So much easier than teaching right and wrong, later in life you can put the car keys in there and increase the price. Added bonus with vending machine, no need to talk to your kids.
       
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Vallie 2 month s ago
Why not just not buy snacks all together.
       
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Monteleon 2 month s ago
still unhealthy snacks
       
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Brittany 2 month s ago
Stupid woman. Just don’t buy this sh#t.
       
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