Find out why I’m a Marine mom when I’m hungry, and download a FREE Armed Forces Activity Pack for kids!
I don’t know about you, but there are days when I am stretched thin. You know the days – company is coming over and you still have to put the turkey in the oven, clean the bathrooms and kitchen, and put away four loads of laundry. Yeah, those days.
Sometimes I’ve got more to do than I’ve got room for on my list and I get so busy I forget to eat. And then… I get hungry.
Now normally I am a very mild mom, and I try hard not to get all worked up over much of anything. But if you compile the craziness that comes with being the mother of two precious little boys – both five and under – with the debilitating set-back of hunger – well then, you might just meet Marine mom.
Yep, I’m not myself when I’m hungry and stretched thin. I start barking orders. “C’mon boys, wash your hands and let’s go – we don’t want to be late for supper.”
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A Deep Respect for the Armed Forces
I say this with all due respect for our armed forces. My dad served as a Marine and I have heard some amazing stories about his experiences in boot camp and as a reservist. He knew how to shine his shoes and belt buckles and he “ran a tight ship” at our house. I have nothing less than an awesome respect for him, and for the men and women who serve our country every day.
But when I’m hungry, I can hear my dad’s voice in my head, “Ahhh-TEN—–tion! About face. Forward ho! Hut-two-three-four…” Normally he’d be goofing around with us when he chanted Marine orders, but the fun memory of it still sticks in my mind. And so it goes for me with my boys, “I’m going to count to three… one… two…” I rarely make it to three, because when mommy starts counting, the boys get in line.
Now like any good Marine, I like to keep a stash of snacks in my backpack in case my day is so crazy that I forget to eat. Those are the days I succumb to a hunger attack. On those days it’s a relief to find a SNICKERS® in my pack. “Be prepared,” my dad would always say. Roger that dad! SNICKERS® are in the pack.
In honor of my Dad and the military men and women around the world serving our great nation, I’ve created a fun printable activity pack that you can use to introduce young children to the branches of the United States Armed Forces. It includes coloring, matching, align & count, puzzles, and do-a-dot painting activities for kids.
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Download the FREE Armed Forces Activity Pack
SNICKERS® Who are you when you’re hungry contest?
If you love chocolate as much as I do, you are probably a SNICKERS® fan! SNICKERS® wants to connect with the people who enjoy eating SNICKERS® so they’ve created a “Who are you when you’re hungry contest.” Make sure you enter to win and have fun expressing why you may not be yourself when you’re hungry.
Enter the SNICKERS® “Who are you when you’re hungry?” contest by uploading a personal photo or video from your Computer, Facebook, Instagram or use the SNICKERS® Meme Generator to create something new! Voting begins at Noon on 5/11/15 and ends at 11:59:59AM ET on 7/15/15.
See more great SNICKERS® recipes and fun stories on the SNICKERS® social hub.
Where to find SNICKERS®?
Are you hungry? Look no further than your local Circle K store. You’ll find all varieties of Snickers in the candy aisle including the SNICKERS® Extreme, Peanut Butter Squares and SNICKERS® Almond that I keep in my backpack for hunger emergencies.
Ever find yourself turning into a Marine Mom when you’re hungry? Who are you when you’re hungry? Please leave a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers!
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Originally Published on: Apr 14, 2015 @ 07:32