Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 19, 2009
    Denise from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Need your help again! Traveling witha group of 15. Got ressies to everything we wanted but one is late 9pm. 7 are kids who eat dinner usually at 5ish. Thinking maybe buy them a counter service somewhere at 5 so no hunger meltdowns before 9pm sit? Thoughts?

    Hi, Denise!  Sometimes, due to our schedule or our desire to eat somewhere that is really busy, I've had to make dining reservations much later than my girls are normally eating dinner.  When that happens, I push all of our meals back.  Instead of eating breakfast when they wake up, I usually just give them a granola bar or something small.  I then plan to have lunch around one or so, and they are pretty hungry by then, so they eat well, and stay full longer.  If the hungries set in again, we'll grab a popcorn and some fruit for them to share in the late afternoon - around four or five.

    For my girls, a hungry mood always trumps a tired mood, so it's better for me if they are tired to take them to a late dinner hungry.  I can always count on them to be pleasant as long as they are being fed!  That helps to avoid meltdowns usually until everyone has had a chance to eat something for dinner.

    Happy planning, Denise!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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