One of the most adorable things about Fox right now is his obsession with making choices. Sometimes I even hear him in his room saying, “This one? No. This one? No. This one? Yes!” while he’s putting himself in control of which hat Mr. Potato Head wears or which animal will ride in the tractor. He’s mastered a list of ways to say yes and no and often holds one finger to his cheek to say “hmmmm” before making his final decision.
I’ve learned that giving him choices to make throughout the day helps create a dialogue that inevitably sprouts new words and solidifies our already strong bond. It’s also caused a *major* (seriously, I cannot stress how vast the difference is) change in his general demeanor throughout each day.
You know my crazy little mile-a-minute guy that I was legitimately afraid to leave the house alone with? He’s now completely reasonable and mild-tempered.
When he doesn’t want to let go of a toy, I tell him to wave goodbye to it. He says bye and we’re off, no issues.
If he’s really upset that I won’t let him crawl into an exhibit at the zoo (please tell me I’m not the only one), I ask which animal he wants to see next. It’s usually the monkeys!
And when he doesn’t want to settle in for lunch, I give him options to choose from and he will always pick — and eat — one until he moves on to the next.
I’ve been filling these little screw top snack cups with all his current favorites: yogurt raisins, berries, granola, and cherry tomatoes, but ranking highest on his list right now are these meat snacks that we got to try from Lorissa’s Kitchen. These are perfect to add a hefty dose of protein to his day.
We all picked a favorite flavor: Tyler loves the Ginger Teriyaki Chicken, I’m into Szechuan Peppercorn Steak, and Fox prefers the Sweet Chili Pork!
These meat snacks are made with 100% grass-fed beef, responsibly raised, antibiotic free chicken and pork, and they have 11 grams of protein per serving. Adding to the already long list of awesomeness, they lack growth hormones, nitrates, added MSG, preservatives, and gluten.
Lorissa’s Kitchen currently has an incredible opportunity to win a cute tote filled with protein snacks! There are 10 opportunities to win, so I would enter if I were you 😉 Click here to enter!
What is your child’s favorite portable snack?