The food game

I’ve been told that babies and toddlers go through phases where they eat a lot, and phases where you fear for their starvation. Collin’s been going through the former. Here’s his menu from the other day:

  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2c Cheerios
  • 8 oz. Milk
  • 8 oz. Water w/Juice
  • 2 Chicken Strips
  • 1/4c Mashed Potatoes
  • 1/4c Mixed Vegetables
  • 8 oz. Milk
  • 1 Hot Dog
  • 4 Crab Cakes
  • 1 Fun-Size Chocolate Bar (his reward for potty training)
  • 1 Container Applesauce
  • 1/2c Goldfish Crackers
  • 1c Spaghetti w/Meat
  • 8 oz. Milk
  • 8 oz. Fruit Squeeze
  • 2 oz. Water before bed
Crazy Barbecue Sauce Hair

Crazy Barbecue Sauce Hair!!!!

…I would like to know what, proportionally, that would come out to be for an adult. I imagine feeling quite sick, but he wolfs his food down like a champ and goes back to playing. While he’s always been a good eater (read: not picky), he’s never eaten in such large quantities as he has recently. Hoping he’s in a growth spurt and that this isn’t a trend that continues. Between the two little food-monsters, a 12-year-old and a grown man, we’ll be in the poor house in no time. Time to stock the freezer!

Today’s link:
Since we’re on the subject of food, how about something totally random… But totally cute! Pics of babies and pets [playfully] eating each other.

4 thoughts on “The food game

  1. Haha, that’s more food than my 3 1/2 year old eats in a week! Enjoy the healthy appetite! He is ADORABLE by the way. :)

  2. My 5-year-old son does the same thing! One day he will eat, eat, and eat… sometimes making me wonder when he’s going to pop! The next day, you couldn’t bribe him with all the quarters (he loves quarters) in the world to choke down 1/2 a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (his FAVORITE).
    His pediatrician has told me not to stress, he will eat when and only when he’s hungry and that its actually good — it shows they have the ability to understand that when you’re hungry you eat, and if you’re not hungry, you shouldn’t eat just because its in front of you. My son is in the 95th percentile for his height, and has never yet made it above the 50th percentile for weight, but doc says he’s healthy so I’m a happy momma. :) Good Luck — ADORABLE BOYS!!

    • Hi Jodi! Thanks, we are very proud of our little men. :) And thanks for the reassurance. Both of the little ones are also 95th percentile height, Collin’s about 40th for weight and Brendan is just starting to lose his baby chub and is around the 60-70th percentile. It looks like they’re following in the footsteps of their older brother… he’s a tall, lean stringbean who eats all the time, too! :)

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