We just sat down to breakfast for dinner and tried to pour the maple syrup only to realize that the liter jug was empty. We hadn't eaten it on anything yet as a family. I have also found about three empty gogurt boxes, one empty can of parmesan, and some cocoa packets this week. Two half-full cartons of ice cream disappeared in the night. We haven't had sugar in weeks because an entire canister of it disappeared in about a week and I have mostly resorted to not replacing foods that get stolen like that, but at this point it has crossed the line into punishing the entire family multiple times for every time she cleans out another favorite.
I am at my wits' end. We have TONS of healthy snacks, she never finishes her dinner, and I have tried every way I know how to convince my daughter to quit sneaking food. Most of the time it is either stuff I would have given her (in reasonable amounts) if she had asked or stuff that should not be eaten by itself. She is growing and gaining reasonably, and definitely does not have a weight problem so I think it is a control/passive aggression problem.
Does anyone have any insight here? I try to keep the kitchen stocked, but losing a liter of maple syrup and discovering it on a night when we were supposed to have a "fun" dinner as a family was just too much.