Parenting Lessons and an Entenmann’s Little Bites giveaway is a sponsored post
It's been a “minute” since I negotiated the merits of wearing shorts in favor of snow pants to a five year old who is HELL BENT on wearing snow pants with lamb's wool and snow shoes in 90 degree weather- but this weekend- the good, the bad and the drive-you-to-lock-the-door because you LITERALLY just want a minute to pee in peace- came flooding back as I took care of my sister's four kids for the weekend while she and her husband and enjoyed some kid-free time.
The truth is- once you finally get out of those labor intensive early years and graduate to the bigger children, bigger problems like mom can we have a keg party out our house requests you realize that each are equally demanding- just in a really different way.
I completely forgot about the life or death importance of drinking out of a GREEN CUP as opposed to a yellow one. And that sometimes “we need to sing one song before I go to bed” turns into a prayer book of songs that lasts about 45 minutes and just when you think you are finally done- there is another song that NEEDS to be sung because apparently that's what her mom does EVERY NIGHT. whereas my 15 year olds bedroom door is CLOSED and I'm lucky if I even get to wish him a good night as he is closing the door and telling me that ” he has talked enough”.
While the truth is often said in jest- after spending a mere two nights with five kids under the age of 15 – first I am amazed that my sister is not drowning in a sea of laundry raising her white flag as the dirty clothes bury her. Now that I am past the toddler and early childhood stage I've gotten some perspective on this parenting thing- at least as it applies to getting some control over a little five year old dictator.
And in that vein I'm sharing Parenting Lessons and an Entenmann’s Little Bites giveaway! Because having the RIGHT SNACKS in your arsenal like Little Bites is always a good thing!
Keep reading for my Parenting Lessons and an Entenmann’s Little Bites giveaway
Parenting Lessons and an Entenmann’s Little Bites® giveaway!
#1 ALWAYS have snacks available! This is where Lil Little Bites® comes to the rescue! Chip, Chip Hooray! Everyone’s favorite muffin brand has a new offering that is anything but a chip off the old block – NEW Little Bites® Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies! These soft-baked cookies are bursting with real chocolate chips and are perfectly sized for little hands to share!
And while School 🏫 may look different this fall 2020 (trading in a school desk for our dining room table) some things never change and that is THE SCHOOL SNACKS! And the NEW Little Bites® snacksSoft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies are exactly what my kid needs to keep some semblance of routine and normalcy as he navigates his online curriculum!
Deliciously soft baked and bursting with real chocolate chips they contain NO High Fructose Corn Syrup and are Available in a convenient, easy snack-sized pouches, perfectly portioned, containing 6 mini cookies per bag!
And With National Chocolate Chip Cookie 🍪 Day around the corner (August 4th), what better way to celebrate than with free – and delicious! – chocolate chip cookies 🍪 ? Little Bites® snacks invites cookie lovers to enter the ”“Chip, Chip, Hooray Giveaway!” where 10,000 fans will have the chance to receive a free box of NEW Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Fans will enter their name and email address via the ”“Chip, Chip, Hooray Giveaway!” entry form between July 27th-August 27th.
Entenmann’s Little Bites baked snacks will randomly select 10,000 people to receive a coupon, valued at $5, for a free box of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies.
While my nieces and nephews can always be soothed with a cookie- these same cookies are great bargaining tools for getting your 15 year old to take a break from his studying and have a lil fun with a quick snack break!
Entenmann’s Little Bites baked snacks are delicious, quality choices for on-the-go or in the lunchbox – always soft and moist – the perfect portion of happiness for everyone!
NEW Entenmann’s Little Bites Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are deliciously soft baked and bursting with real chocolate chips and contain NO High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Available in a convenient, easy snack-sized pouch, perfect for school lunches and on-the-go
- Little Bites Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly portioned, containing 6 mini cookies per pouch
#2 Always walk around with a fanny pack. Apparently little kids think they need to give you their popsicle sticks, their snotty tissues, their half eater sandwiches and basically any of their garbage. Why don't they just THROW it in the many trash cans you've strategically placed all over the house? That is a great question- because you are a mom aka a human trash compactor and the truth is that half eater jelly donut is probably better off in your hand/ fanny pack as opposed to being stuffed into the couch cushions. Point being- if you have a fanny pack- lined with plastic- you can just take their garbage and dispose of it at your leisure.
#3 Do not take a bite out of anyone's food- your nine year old niece will not believe you “just wanted to taste it to make sure it was good,” in fact she will be PISSED. She will proceed to tell you that she needs a fully intact nutella sandwich and you will need to make a brand new one. In other words- littles have a very strong stake and ownership over the food on their plates- and unless you want to make two sandwiches instead of one- keep your bites to yourself!
#4 Never Underestimate a kid's ability to BLUFF and question EVERYTHING. Did I mention that I lost four rounds of poker to a 12 year old? Yes that's right this ten year old with his doe-like eyes and his sweet demeanor TOTALLY bluffed like a professional card shark in Vegas…and I realized found a way to use those very same skills to weasle out of getting punished for riling up his older brother to the point were he kicked a hole in his door. Lesson to be learned- TRUST NO ONE- especially the really cute ones!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED: Congratulations to our winner Shelley!
In additon to regaling you with my Parenting Lessons I'm also giving one reader a chance to receive three coupons, each valid for $5.00 off the purchase of Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks, and a $25 virtual Visa gift card. Please note, the virtual gift card can be used for online purchases only.
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