Monday, December 14, 2009

Growing Appetites

There was a time when meals were carefully planned, and prepared to entice little, energetic boys. Nowadays, I receive special requests or subtle hints from my kids to make a certain dish. I just can't believe how fast they're growing up, and how much they eat! They eat like adults! Yesterday, I made a pasta dish for lunch - enough to last for Monday's dinner. It's practically gone. I just had enough to pack for their school lunches. Whatever happened to the picky eaters, vegetable haters; and dramatic outbursts? Don't get me wrong, hubby and I are thrilled they're eating well, and asking for more servings. We're just seeing more of our portions dwindle each mealtime. It's fine, they are, after all, growing boys. Did you hear that? Yes, it's my tummy grumbling - pangs of hunger strike now and then but for good reason.

It's only wishful thinking, but can I have that last morsel of pasta?


  1. I look forward to when my kids will sit down and actually eat an entire meal. Mine are SO picky, and hardly eat anything.

  2. Well, look at it this way, you have built in garbage disposals! My son was very picky when he was little and then overnight his appetite took off and there was no looking back! But I must admit I didn't miss that picky stage at all.

  3. Ahhh...these are the best years of your life..from a mom whose big eaters are married w/ their own growing boys! hugs to all ..thanks for following...aNNa xo

  4. I remember this all to clearly my brothers were the same way or should i say they still are
    I have one son and he already seems to want everything i have i cant imagine when he just takes over my kitchen.
    good luck with the last of the pasta lol