My son is 7. SEVEN! And already, he has usurped his father’s role.
My sweetie has long looked forward to his right, as a dad, to finish whatever his kids can’t eat at the dinner table. At least, if it’s something good. Unfinished hamburgers, pizza, lasagna, etc. Unfortunately, he has never truly been able to enjoy this right because our son has developed the habit of asking his sister if he can finish her food before she’s even done eating.
My son is a bottomless pit! I am not exagerating here people. BOT-TOM-LESS!!!
Tonight, we did some grocery shopping. And
sense since we were out late, we stopped by the always popular McDonalds for a quick dinner. Jonah requested his usual Cheeseburger Big Kids Meal. Now, for those of you who don’t know, the “Big Kids” means that he is not just having a cheeseburger, he is having a double-cheeseburger. With fries. And a soda.
Well, the kids were soooo hungry…. that we let them eat their meals on the way home. By the time we pulled into the parking lot (less than 10 minutes later), his meal was gone. Every last bit of it. Every last fry. The entire soda. Everything. And he was “starving”.
So, I gave him some cheese.
“What else can I have mom? Can I have a muffin?” Sure. They’re pumpkin muffins. With nuts and chocolate chips. That should fill up his little tummy. After all, one lasts me all morning.
He chomped that muffin down in about three bites and started digging through the grocery bags while he was still chewing the last bite of muffin.
“Jonah, what are you looking for?”
“The meat, Mom. Where’s the meat we just bought?”
I dug out the sliced salami we had just bought from the deli and he ate two slices sandwiched with two more pieces of cheese.
Guess what, people. Still hungry.
At this point, I told him he needed to let his tummy settle for a bit. 15 minutes later he’s still hungry. Yep, I’m going to have to go find him something else to eat.
And this is not a one time thing. If there are no tomatoes or green things in the meal, he is usually wolfing down seconds and thirds. In fact, he had 2 large helpings for lunch today.
My question is, how on earth are we going to feed this boy when he is 16?!?