I have this problem. Or rather, Riley has this problem, because really I don't mind it too much. We tend to stock up whenever we have the opportunity to do some grocery shopping. And so then, we're just sitting around the boat, I'm there, the food's there, and I get to thinking just how nice it would be to have a few chips while I read, or whatever. A few hours later, Riley's mad that all of the good snacks are gone. I don't know if anyone else's husband has this same problem, but I thought I'd share a few (un)helpful tips I've run across, just in case:
1. Store them out of sight and out of reach. Easier said than done. Everything on a boat is within reach.
2. Don't buy any snacks. This one works out pretty well. Unless of course you have a husband that still wants to buy his own snacks. This is how I (re)discovered my love for zebra cakes, salt and vinegar Pringles, and ginger snaps. And also, I've found that someone else's bag of chocolate always tastes just a little bit sweeter.
3. Only buy healthy snacks. Good in theory, but we can never seem to remember this one when we're actually at the grocery store. Plus, it's only logical to buy the box of preservatives that's going to last much longer than the vegetables. I mean, we're talking about survival here.
4. Keep yourself occupied. I don't know about you, but it seems to me that just about every activity is enhanced by a little snacking.
And finally, my personal favorite:
5. Eat all of your snacks as soon as possible. This will prevent you from being tempted by them for the next few weeks (days?). However, this may also result in guilt, marital strife, and ensuing starvation. These side effects will last a little longer than any of said snacks, but will likely be forgotten after the next grocery run.
So, it's not just me... right?