Day 2 NaBloPoMo
My son is 6 years old…..a Gemini…into video games and music. He does not go outside and play he is very very talkative and he is a sweetheart. He gives me no problems and hardly talks back. The only thing that concerns me is the way he eats good gawd. When I pick him up from school this is normally how our conversation goes the entire evening. NOTE: this takes place practically every single day
Picks son up at 2:15
Son: *get’s in car* Mom I am hungry
Let me stop right here and say I pack him a full lunch for school which includes a meat, fruit, something to drink, chips, and something sweet. They eat lunch at 11 and I fix him a full breakfast in the morning.
Me: Well good evening how was school what did you learn
Son: Nothing, mom did you bring me something to eat
Me: No we will eat dinner when we get home
We get home around 3 he does his normal activity
Son: (3:30) Mom I am dying of hunger I am soooooo hungry.
Me: I am about to start dinner go ahead and do your hw while I cook
Son: Mom I am so hungry I can’t do any homework can I get a snack
Me: No I want you to eat all of your dinner so no snack you won’t die if you wait until 5:30 (this is usually the time we sit down to eat because of football practice at 6:30)
Son: (4:00) Mom can I get something to drink I really want something to eat but if you give me juice I won’t bother you until later
Son: (Later being around 5) Mom my stomach is talking to me and it says it’s hungry when will we be able to eat I am soooo hungry
We eat at 5:30 then go to practice it ends at 8 we get back home…..
Son: Mom I am sooooo hungry can I get some more food
Hubs steps in at this point
Hubs: Hell no ain’t you already ate dinner shut that shit down. Drink some water and take your behind to bed and don’t ask for nothing else to eat or drink.
Conclusion I just can’t afford to feed him like this if it’s bad at this age what will happen when he gets to be a teenager I just don’t understand it. He only wears 45 lbs where does the food go because he is not growing at all. It’s like I can’t keep bread, milk, or eggs in this house to last an entire week. And don’t get me started on the girl……I have had to cut back on my servings just so they can have 2 go rounds.