This is my first post, have been thinking I should join for ages but never have but now I find myself needing help. puts down spoon
This is going to sound stupid but I'm at a loss at what to do about it. My DH is eating too many snacks, I will clarify shortly, I know this is quite petty but oldest DS is home for the holidays and I'd thought it was him, I was giving him a little leeway to settle in, a few days, but no.. its his Dad. Too many snacks? Relative isn't it? If it were the kids I could deal with this easily but my Husband?
He works all night sometimes, it isn't hard graft but its long hours and often a fair bit of waiting about. I cook him things to take along, other times he buys meals, tonight (we had lasagne before and I defy him to be hungry after it) he took with him: a homemade vegetable pasty (see I try to have healthyish snacks in, I'd noticed snacks were being depleted fast so baked low fat filling pasties) Sandwiches, 2, two bags of crisps, three cereal bars, a wispa bar, a snack pack of raisins, some home made blueberry and apple crumble, a yoghurt, brioche... a banana... :|
this isn't healthy, he is in good shape and plays some sport casually but this ARRRRGH for one thing we're spending too much on it all, its not a good example either. We used to be able to have a multipack of chocolate bars in the fridge untouched the day after it was bought... six pack of cereal bars bought mainly for the kids, bought today 3 gone. The snacks I'd bought last week went within days, its so frustrating.
Hi festi, is it not? I am glad it isn't too much he works only a few hours, with lots of breaks and waiting about in-between, he's been working these patterns for years though and the snacking is new. It does seem too much to me
Haha he does seem to get work done PeopleCallMeTricky
and I half agree with you TheMagnificentBathyKolpian I will definitely be buying much less of the bad stuff.
Ah you see festi, he is there about twelve hours but amount of actual work varies so I suppose it still counts as all night but actual work possibly half that. It could be boredom, but he has colleagues and films and things to occupy himself.
It looks like the whole family will have to have an enforced health kick (I'll be popular)
My OH used to work 12 hour night shifts as a security guard and used to take a huge amount of food with him. He was just bored really, working a 12 hour day shift he would take a lunchtime meal and maybe the crisps and fruit. HOWEVER he would have had a small breakfast (not really his meal) before he left rather than a full-on dinner.
If he is doing something boring like security, get him to take a puzzle book rather than half the crap.
Ah, so whackamole you think its a lot too? Even for nights? He works in the music industry but in no way shape or form in an exciting way. So now everyone will think he has the munchies? It's classical if that helps him sound lovely and dull and lovely again
I've texted him just now that 'what with summer here and the kids home, I think we should all try to be more healthy as a FAMILY.' he seems to think its a good idea, so hopefully no spitting his dummy over couscous salad...
of course the shopping arrives tomorrow, lots of unhealthy crap..:|