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  #1  
June 22nd, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Lately my kids are living for meal and snack times! They can't get enough. Remy has grown so much in the past few months too. Eli is almost as tall as me!

Anyway, they get so excited about what I serve them and start talking about what the next meal or snack will be! CRAZY!

Is this because they are boys? My week groceries are barely making it anymore.
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June 22nd, 2007, 11:23 AM
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It drives me crazy when Eathan does this! I think sometimes it is running out of his feet b/c he is as skinny as a rail! Garrett eats like that all of the time, so I am used to it with him, but Eathan is a bottomless pit sometimes!

He goes through spurts like that every once in a while and seems like he eats NON stop! I literally exhaust myself trying to keep him fed.

I don't know if it is just a boy thing or not. I will have to ask my SIL she has 3 girls, one of which is Eathan's age.
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June 22nd, 2007, 11:26 AM
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No, not a boy thing. A growing kid thing! Sometimes Ani eats like crazy, too.
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June 22nd, 2007, 12:53 PM
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ME TOO!! I spent about twice my normal budget and am already running out of food for the kids. I have plenty of ingredients but the yogurt, milk, granola bars, and bread are GONE.

And they're so mad at me because I'm not buying cereal anymore, but ya know...Atley is finally eating breakfast every day now that we don't have cereal in the house!
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June 22nd, 2007, 03:29 PM
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Don't know, my kids eat pretty much like birds most the time. They will eat decent for a few days when they have a growth spurt is all.
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June 22nd, 2007, 07:46 PM
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Don't know, my kids eat pretty much like birds most the time. They will eat decent for a few days when they have a growth spurt is all.[/b]
That's how mine normally are, but they are eating me out of house and home lately. Samuel has grown nearly two inches in 4 months and I can count every one of his ribs (even more than usual!), so I know he needs to eat. It's so weird to me to feed them and see their plates CLEAN, or (gasp) have them ask for MORE FOOD!!
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June 22nd, 2007, 11:26 PM
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Wow, how old is he? The only 'meal' Sarah asks for is morning and afternoon tea when she complains about being hungry, but then at meals she hardly eats. And no I don't give her a lot at those snack times either. For dinner we have the 5 spoon, one for each year of age rule. For ds we are lucky to even get it in his mouth. He is very picky and would live on cerial, bananas and yoghut. *sigh*
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June 23rd, 2007, 07:05 AM
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I don't think it's just boys. I have only 1 boy, but three girls and they never seem to stop eating. They are all hungry all the time and it's driving me crazy lately. I try to make it so they get meal #1, then a snack, Meal #2, another snack, Meal #3, and finally, dessert. This way they are eating about every two hours. I have to eat every 2 hours myself so I know it's good for them to eat often too. And their snacks and meals are almost all healthy ones. But even this schedule doesn't seem to be enough for them. They still ask for more, more, more!
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June 23rd, 2007, 08:48 AM
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Madison does it just as much as the boys do...depending on which one is in a growth spurt at the time. Madison has just come out of one...she ate non-stop. She would eat lunch, then an hour later want Ramy noodles. If we ate out, she would eat her food then whatever I didn't eat of mine.
What's hard is when two of them go through it at the same time....whew!!!
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June 23rd, 2007, 10:47 AM
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DS's going through an eating like a bird phase...drives me nuts because he doesn't even want to eat breakfast!
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June 23rd, 2007, 03:57 PM
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Bryce is the worst. Today he said "mommy, I ate lunch, now can I have a snack??" WHAT???? That is just ridiculous. He ate 8 chicken nuggets and went on to eat a bowl of cheese crackers, 2 cookies, and two popsicles (the pop ice kind that are small).

Between my two boys, we go through 5 gallons of milk every two weeks!
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June 24th, 2007, 07:00 AM
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My boys are going through this right now too. Especially Jack! He eats way more than I do and still asks for more! With the insulin regimen he's on right now though, he's limited in his carbs for lunch & snacks. But when he's hit his limit on carbs, he starts asking for cheese sticks or anything else that doesn't have carbs. We're getting his insulin changed next month at his next doctor's visit though.
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June 24th, 2007, 09:25 PM
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Charlotte they are eating!!!! I remember when they were like living on air. I bet it is strange for you!


The grocery trip is horrible. They want to eat the whole time and they want everything.

We buy 1 - 2 boxes of cereal a month...and it is hardly ever eaten totally.

We do run out of the staples too.
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June 26th, 2007, 01:12 PM
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We buy 1 - 2 boxes of cereal a month...and it is hardly ever eaten totally.



OMG, I buy 1 or 2 CASES of cereal each month (that is 24 boxes!) and that is still not enough sometimes.
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June 26th, 2007, 03:40 PM
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My kids are refusing to eat cereal for the most part. They prefer pancakes and oatmeal and 5 grain cereal and such but that's a lot more difficult for me since it means I have to cook it... We go through a box of cereal in a couple months probably and it's mostly eaten dry as a snack.
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June 30th, 2007, 09:54 AM
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Wow that is a lot of cereal. My kids are ROTTEN! And cereal is just not good enough. But it has made Mattmos into a breakfast chef and that is good.
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July 1st, 2007, 05:50 PM
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Lucky! If I had a breakfast chef, I'd stop buying all that cereal. But alas, the personal chef I've wished for many times has yet to appear. And I just cannot bring myself to cook at 7 a.m.
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July 14th, 2007, 07:53 PM
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Yea...I can't cook that early or even wake up that early. I love my Mattmos for getting up and doing it! I would die!
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July 15th, 2007, 06:59 AM
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I thought of this thread yesterday when I saw part of a show on Discovery Health about a family with a dozen kids (9 or 10 at home I think). They buy 45 boxes of cereal a month! They spend $24,000 on food each year!!!
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