No, seriously, I am. I’ve never seen so many things so small consume so much food. So far this morning both my two at home have eaten, and in no particular order-combined, Oatmeal, juice, two apples, two packages of mini pretzels, a banana, two pieces of air toast (35 cal stuff), part of a grapefruit and water. And its not even 11:30 and I just heard the first howls of.. is it time for lunch??!!! Altho I cant be upset at their food choices, (they dont have much choice my house has been vacated of anything gross, sugary, fatty or tasty) its the sheer volume that astounds me. And the fact that I am CONSTANTLY in my kitchen that makes me realize why Im destined to have a food battle from now till eternity (pause please as one cub needs a glass of milk she Firsty)
Am I so weak that just the SIGHT of other people eating triggers a chain reaction from eyes to brain to belly to hands to mouth to REGRET??? Altho Ive done pretty well at staving that beast off for the last 6 weeks, I wonder if it will actually ever just go away? In 10 years I will have a 17yr old, a 16 yr old, a 14 yr old and a 13yr old (gasp) how much food will I be around then? MORE AND MORE AND MORE than I am now!!! Will it be under control by then so I dont bury my face in the trough of lasagna Ill have to be baking? Say it will be. Say it to me like you mean it. Tell me I will eat only my portion like a BOSS.
I do realize this far in that I dont NEED it. That life will go on without it, and that I wont actually perish if I dont place the sugar coated, fat laden object into my mouth. And it benefits my pack as well… they dont even ask me for things we dont have in the house.. out of sight out of mind I suppose. Well other than Rocco.
Have I mentioned he wants a colossal squid?