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The twins are twelve now, and for the most part are fairly self-sufficient (as long as I'm nowhere in plain sight, because then they seem incapable of even pouring a glass of milk).
Little by little, though, I'm teaching them life skills. This includes being in charge of putting together their own snacks, not only for school but also for after school, and when their friends come over too. Sure sometimes I'll bake muffins, cookies, or a loaf for them, but on an ordinary day, it's all on them.
A snack tub in the pantry, and another in the refrigerator are ideal for kids who love to graze after school, have neighborhood kids coming and going, and who want to grab something quickly to pop into their school bag. This alleviates that age old problem of looking into the pantry or refrigerator and closing it again because there's 'nothing there'. There's plenty there, but when you are overwhelmed with stuff, it's hard to see what you need or want, so making snacks accessible is key. Nobody wants to dig around for a carrot, peel it, and then snack on it. We are going to naturally go for whatever is the most convenient.