Bottomless Pits

Can we talk a minute about teenagers and their appetites?

People warned me about growth spurts – but seriously!!

Pedro must be in the midst of a big one because all the kid does is eat. At a meal he will eat 3 huge helpings of everything on the table, a big dessert, drink the juice that is left in the bottom of the corn bowl, lick the ketchup of his plate and look around the table for more.

It reminds me of the classic Pooh movie when Winnie the Pooh goes to Rabbit’s for tea. He eats and eats and eats.

Finally Rabbit asks him, “Would you like some more?”

Pooh responds eagerly, “Is there anymore?”

To which Rabbit gives a firm, “No.”

“Oh bother,” is Pooh’s response.

Oh bother is right!

This kid will eat us out of house and home! When I walk in our local grocery store the check-out ladies just smile and call in reinforcements!

Years ago – when Pedro was an baby- he was sitting in his car seat in the grocery cart as I was shopping. As I unloaded the last of my purchases from the cart at the check-out counter – I pointed to Pedro in the cart and joked that this one was already paid for.

The check-out guy quipped, “That’s what you think – just wait till he’s a teenager.”

Oh my – how right he was!

4 thoughts on “Bottomless Pits

  1. That is so funny! Great visual of him eating 🙂 I love when the kids eat an entire meal and before the dishes are cleared are coming back in for something to eat!

    ‘Really? You’re hungry again’ I think to myself :-/

    But I love having our teens all gathered around the table, talking, eating and laughing. I know you do too. Wouldn’t have it any other way~ Except maybe, to have your teens and my teens eating together 🙂



  2. I’m making notes to what I have to look forward too. Makes me nervous b/c WeeMan is already eating like he’s got a tape worm and he’s only two! Guess they’re both growing boys!


  3. I can picture that exactly, because I have a 13yo son! He seems to have grown at least four inches in the last few months, so at least our bottomless food bill is going to good use!


  4. So funny! I remember when my older brother went off to college and my mom was truly shocked to see how our grocery bill plummeted. It’s not that my sister and I ate like birds but, man, we had NOTHING on our brother. 🙂


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