Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A second mortgage in the future

To stay in the same vein as last night's post, here's more information about my children's eating habits. This afternoon at 3pm the boys shared 3 apples worth of slices. Then at 5pm dinner came along and here's what they ate. Each one had an individual package of Annie's Organic Macaroni and Cheese, about 1/3 of a can of corn, a large portion of instant mashed potatoes (they're obviously carb loading for something- oh yeah, the life of a pre-schooler) and a leg off of their gingerbread men. Superman then polished off a large serving of applesauce. He finished and asked for a yogurt, but we decided to cut off the eating for the night. He didn't protest enough to show that he really needed that yogurt. One evening last week they each had 1 apple, 1 pear and THREE blueberry waffles followed by yogurt. I can't really complain about the things they request for food, their favorites are fruit, yogurt and cheese- but sometimes the quantities just amaze me. I wonder how we'll ever feed 2 teenage boys and any possible future children as well. Maybe that will be the answer to my own diet- there just won't be enough food to feed all of us, so I might lose some weight. They're probably just in concurrent growth spurts, there are plenty of days that dinner consists of picking at approximately 6 bites of food before leaving the table. They probably regulate their intake better than most adults as this age- when they're not hungry, they don't eat. No issues about it.

It's starting to turn a little colder, guess it had to happen in December since it is the northeast. We've had so many recent days of temps in the 50s we were getting pretty spoiled. Highs for the rest of the week will be in the 30s and 40s. At least my exercise has already moved indoors, the outdoor air at those temperatures feels like it instantly freezes my lungs. The only real trouble I've had with my asthma over the past few years has been out in the cold. Not sure about tomorrow morning's workout, I think I'll go for the treadmill hill workout. If I give it a good hour or so that will be a decent effort. Work starts to clear out tomorrow, by Friday afternoon I should be just about the only person there, okay not really since there are a few thousand of us at work. But the coworkers in my immediate are will all be gone, nice and quiet.


Lisa said...

It is good they are asking for fruit!

I have two teenagers now. I think they go from house to house with their friends sometimes just to eat whatever they can find. *lol*

GeekGirl said...

We're socked in by a winter storm here. It's our one day each year to be dramatic about the weather. PS: You may have to reset my blog in Bloglines since I switched over to Beta.

ironjenny said...

Your boys are healthy and gorgeous -- my Ally pretty much eats candy and Slimfast (she's 6). At least the slimfast has some minerals and vitamins in it...

Anonymous said...

You're in trouble.
I once came home from college and ate two cups of rice (that's two cups before cooking) and left my mother with nothing.
Other accomplishments as an 18 year-old: three 40 oz slurpees in one sitting; a box of twinkies and liter of soda before dinner every day after practice; an entire box of spaghetti. That last one almost made me puke but I handled it. A single large pizza is nothing to a teenage boy.

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