Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Does anyone else have kids that are just never ever full??? I swear I don't see why my kids are not morbidly obese at their young ages of 6 and 10! It never fails after every meal, once everything has been cleared away and I have sat down for a little rest one or both of them come up to me and say in a whiney voice, "Mom, I'm hungry". 

uhhh... what???? Excuse me???? Who was that sitting at the table with us minutes ago and said, "Mom, I'm full"? Are you suffering from multiple personality disorder? Do you have a tapeworm? I do not get it!!! And it's not like they are not eating! Oh they eat... and eat... and eat! I have to constantly shoo them out of the kitchen or intercept a whole bag of cereal just before it leaves the house never to be seen again. This is like... daily! Is this normal? And do I just keep feeding the beast(s)? (so to speak) The amount of milk alone we go through for a small family is just outrageous, it seems!

I don't like them constantly eating so I try to control that as much as possible (who knows what they get away with when my head is turned). I don't allow eating before or after mealtimes. When they tell me they're hungry, tell them "the kitchen is closed".  I allow a snack when they get home from school (or between meals on their days off or weekends). Do I just endure the whining and pleading for food like they live in a third world country and I am the evil dictator? Or do I just keep feeding them? Sheesh! Why don't kids come with instruction manuals!?

 

4 comments:

Kathy said...

It doesn't get any better as they get older. It takes 3 to 4 boxes of macaroni and cheese to feed my husband and 5 kids (& I don't eat any of it). If I only make 3 boxes they don't get full. If I make 4 boxes we usually have leftovers. And it never fails 30 minutes later they are starving again! We can easily consume an entire 4 lb package of strawberries from Costco in an afternoon. A half gallon of ice cream barely feeds them all. And it's even worse now that I'm not buying any junk. What's to eat? is the constant question and they never like the answer now...apples, grapes, pineapple, string cheese, carrots, broccoli, make a whole wheat sandwich...

John and Heidi said...

Some days I get the I am hungry all day things, but mine is what is for dinner and then I tell what I have made They say " I did not want that I want a hot dog" I have to tell that if they do not eat what was made then they do not get to eat. Sometimes they sat there and chose not to eat, but to come back an hour later asking for some.

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Jennifer said...

I am SOOO glad that my child is not the only one. My 6 year old daughter is the same way! She can eat like its going out of style! I am surprised she isn't obese too. She is constantly telling us she is hungry and then she eats like I haven't fed her in days or something! I guess their growing bodies need fuel or something! It is definitely interesting to say the least!

Britten said...

Yep, my kids are the same way. My older two anyway. The toddler doesn't seem to like any food except chocolate milk and an occasional tomato right now. =/