Yes what this boy can eat. I thought I would document a typical day in the life of a 6-year-old. Well, a giant 6-year-old. Okay, tall and very thin. One that never sits down until he’s asleep. Does your kid eat like this?
(8 am – Giant bowl of Kix and skim milk)
Jack: I’m HUNNNGGGRRRYYYYYYY!!! Let’s go lady!
Jack: Let’s gooo!
(10:30 am – Everything bagel with lowfat cream cheese, one kiwi)
Jack: Are you eating a bagel? Boy does that look good.
me: Is that a hint?
Jack: I don’t know. I want a bagel.
(12:30 pm – Oatmeal with skim, cantaloupe/banana/grape fruit salad)
Jack: Are you eating oatmeal?
me: Yeah, you ate my bagel remember?
Jack: Oh that smells SOOOO good.
me: You want half?
Jack: (shovel/grunt) MMMMMM!
(2 pm – Ham and cheese on rye with mayo and mustard, red peppers and dressing)
Jack: OH, thanks! How did you know I was starrrrvvvvinggg??
me: Just a hunch.
Jack: Uh, hellooo? Dip?
me: What did you call me?
Jack: Huh? You forgot the dip for the peppers.
me: Are you asking or telling.
Jack: Sigghh, please can I have the dressing please?
me: Much better. Why do I have to ask all the time. Just say it.
Jack: DIP! … please…
(3 pm – 4 pitted prunes, yeah he loves them, milk)
me: Go easy on the prunes dude
Jack: Oh we wouldn’t want a pooping incident would we hahaha!
me: You won’t be laughing later.
Jack: Uh, okay that’s enough. When’s dinner?
me: Couple hours…
(5 pm – steak, mac and cheese, salad, pudding)
Jack: Oh I am NOT eating mashed potatoes!!!
me: Those are for me and Daddy.
me: Feel silly now dontcha.
Jack: Mac and cheese is for me? Oh thanks!!!
me: Yes, we had some left over from last night. You lucked out.
Jack: You’re lucky that I don’t have to complain about the potatoes haha!
me: We give time outs for complaints remember?
Jack: Yeah. (silence the rest of the meal as he inhales it) Can I have dessert?
me: Yep, you had great manners and you ate everything. Are you sure you have room?
Jack: There’s always room for pudding.
me: So true!