I've never seen hungrier monsters, they will eat anything they can get their hands on and they don't care if I am making dinner or if they are making a mess. So I set aside a shelf for afterschool snacks. They can touch anything on that shelf until 5:00. Then I put my foot down and put an end to snacking.
Hope back to school time went well for everyone else. I think if I could find a way to get them out of bed in the morning things would pretty much be perfect. (okay thats a lie, no body's perfect)