Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chore Time

It's chore time in our house.  The big kids have several things to do every morning, but my son has a definite favorite.  He LOVES to clear the table.  Do you know why?  Because he loves to eat.  Yes, my never-full, meat-loving little man loves to act as a garbage disposal after eating his breakfast.  He manfully stuffs every last morsel left by Mom or Cara into his already full mouth.  This is gross and shocking, I know.  I'm a terrible Mom to let things like this go on.  The truth is, though, I'm somewhat satisfied with his improvements.  It wasn't too long ago that we'd find him grazing the floors after every meal, the human vaccuum cleaner.  It was kind of like having a dog.  There are times when I worry how on earth I will get him house trained enough to get married some day.  But mostly I wonder how we'll be able to pay our mortgage when he has a teenager appetite.


  1. Feeding a teenage boy is scary. Feeding three teenage boys is terrifying! We will survive (wailed with a high, throaty voice).

    Big Brother just recalled his food intake from last night, (soccer picnic) . . . hamburger, gatorade, 2 popsicles, chips, ring pop, and a water. (This was after having a light dinner at home.) Scary . . . he's only 9!

  2. Ha! Sadly, this reminds me of me when I was pregnant :)

    I too am fearing what the food bill will look like in a another couple of years.

  3. That's why, in the olden days, boys were taught to farm.