I always thought I would have liked to have a little girl and was considering a 5th child, but I read in a magazine somewhere that every 5th child born in this world is Chinese. Knowing I can’t speak Chinese, I decided it would probably be best NOT to have a 5th child
Lately, nothing is more amazing to me than feeding these 4 boys. We’ve turned into buffet people. The last time we finished a meal at a “sit down and order off the menu” place, 3 of the 4 boys said, “We’re still hungry, is there anything else to eat?” I had just dropped $50 on a meal that didn’t fill up half the family . Since that day, when we do eat out, we hit the buffets and no one leaves hungry. Places like Furrs, Golden Corral, Ci Ci’s Pizza and other buffets have become regular stops when we eat out.
But at home it’s a different story. These guys can go through a gallon of milk, 3 boxes of cereal and a 2 gallon bucket of ice cream in a day. You’d think they have hollow legs. A few weeks ago, I was walking through the kitchen, and one of them is unwrapping a stick of butter. I asked him, “What are you doing with the butter?” To which he quickly replied, “You guys haven’t been to the store, and there is nothing else to eat in this house.” Thank goodness for the local Wal-Mart to keep us stocked up on food for these poor starving boys.
Just recently as Lea was returning from the grocery store with $200 worth of groceries, the phone rang, and it was a salesman looking for a donation for some good cause. Unfortunately for him, I had just looked at how much we’d spent on groceries when the man asked, “Can you make a donation today?” I quickly told him, “Look, I’d love to help right now but I can’t. I’m currently supporting a starving family who can’t seem to feed their kids.” Then I hung up the phone.
Was your family ever like this? Could you or your kids ever put away large amounts of food? Oh, and any idea which of those 4 boys of mine actually eats the most?