Here’s one of the things that has always worried me about having two boys: that one day, I might have to get a second job to keep us all in groceries. It happens to all of them, doesn’t it? One day they start eating, and a week later they’ve grown a foot taller, and they just keep eating constantly until they’re 25 and hopefully by then they’re buying their own food or at least bringing home dinner every now again but in the meantime you’ve wasted away because you continue to buy one pork chop too few, and you’re not going to deprive your growing boys, are you?
Tonight, they plowed through two packages of Italian sausage, an entire head of broccoli, and two servings each of these potatoes. Usually, we only make one package of sausage, and there are always left over broccoli bits or potatoes. It makes me wonder whether we’ve been starving them all these years. They’ve never been huge eaters — grazers, more likely — but have they been eating only half a sausage each all this time out of politeness? Has the sudden abundance of food made them reckless? I’m not sure what’s going on.
I do know this: the shoes we bought Sebastian at the beginning of January are already too small — and we had sized up a half-size larger than he’d been wearing so that he’d have room to grow. Daniel’s pants are all too short. They can’t keep their eyes open past 8:30. It might be too soon for a declaration, but I sense a trend: my bird-like grazers are on a growth spurt and appear to have turned into fully fledged eaters. Send help. And more broccoli.
OMG you’ve just described my house (minus the meat, much to my boys’ annoyance). NINE bags of milk we went through last week.
No offense, but linking to Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman might not be such a good idea. She’s currently embroiled in a plagiarism scandal arising from copyrighted material she posted on Valentine’s Day. Although she removed the offending post, Drummond has never mentioned what happened or even offered an apology to her readers. For years, the PW has been plagued with allegations that her recipes were lifted from church and community cookbooks which were never credited. For more info, google The Marlboro Woman and Pie Near Woman for details.