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!?