Does anyone seriously lock up food? I seem to recall that someone (more than one someone?) said they lock up the food at night? My darling difficult child has been recently binging on carbs (bread, cookies etc ) late at night. Our rule was that he had to eat a complete dinner in order to eat later, and he had to eat extra fruit/veggies before he could indulge in anything else. Well his new thing is to sneak stuff. And frankly I mean steal. Does that sound harsh? I suppose it does. But seriously, it's annoying. I bought cookies the other day. I wake up to find the package gone. I tell him not to eat them again. So the next night he does it again. Ok, so what happens the next night? Same thing. Last night, I take the last of them (Costco, in case you are wondering how I have so many cookies LOL) and put them in a ziplock bag, as I tell him that he may not binge on sweets any more at night and the cookies are off limits to him from now on AT ANY TIME until further notice. So, naive me, I think my kids listen to me. Today, I notice they are gone. I ask where they are. He says "I ate them last night". Now, I am thinking I must have misheard. Nope, he definitely said he ate them, because he says it again. I ask what he was thinking. Surely, he must have been having some thoughts of remorse, shame, guilt etc at disobeying etc (I am thinking this will be a perfect teaching moment). Nope. Nothing. He says what he was thinking was "I want those cookies" Since I had warned him previously if he was going to steal food, I would lock it up. Now since I put the warning out there, I have to follow through. Of course, I got the "You're MEAN blah blah blah" rant "it's not stealing etc" but the blow up was much less than anticipated. But now I find myself in need of advice on how to go about locking up food LOL and whether this is the battle I should fight. I think it is. Advice oh wise warriors?