Youth Sports and Activities: What’s With All The Snacks?
Ben just started playing t-ball. He loves it and wants to practice out in the yard every night. Sunday is his first real game, and we just got an email from the coach with the snack schedule. ::record scratch::
These “games” last an hour. They are two innings where each team gets two turns at bat, and two turns in the field. Most games are either in the morning or early afternoon (you know, right after breakfast or lunch) and I simply don’t understand the need for a team snack at those times. I’m totally confused. When are they going to eat the snack? After the game when my kids would rather be playing on the nearby playground? During 2nd inning stretch? I’m simply perplexed.
I’m becoming increasingly fatigued with the snack culture. I don’t understand why kids have to have snacks involved with every activity they do unless it’s longer, drawn out, or overlaps or is far away from a meal time.
So help me understand. What’s the deal with all the snacks all the time? Make the case so I can see the other side of this one.
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