Sunday, August 1, 2010
The Incredible Growing Child
Two of my children have gone through growth spurts recently, my oldest and my youngest. You can literally see them growing. Clothes that my daughter wore last week are too small for her this week. She jumped a diaper size too. You expect that with babies. It's my son (who just turned 6) that is astounding me. He's gone up a size too, but it's his appetite that I can't get over. He used to eat pretty normally for a young boy. But now I can't seem to fill him up. For example, we went for subs at Subway last Sunday. Usually, my boys split a 6 inch pizza sub, a bag of Doritos and a chocolate milk. Because I knew the oldest was eating more my husband got a foot long sub, thinking we could put any leftovers into the fridge for another day. Our 3 year old ate his usual bit (1/4 of a foot long). The incredible growing boy ate the rest. That's right 3/4 of a foot long, plus a bag of chips and a chocolate milk. That's more than I eat! On Tuesday, he 4 slices of pizza! Usually he eats just one or two. The phrase we're hearing from him often is, "Can I have seconds please?, you know me, I'm always hungry!". If he's like this at 6, what is he going to be like when he's a teenager?