Friday, October 16, 2009

Master Manipulator

So Favorite Boy has not been the best (lunch)eater since he has started school. He tells me he doesn't have enough time to eat his school lunch. His dad has been kind enough to pack him a lunch every single day since the third day of school. FB says this allows him time to go directly to the lunch table and eat instead of standing in the long lunch line. Great except, all that was eaten out of his lunch box each day were carrots and ranch dressing...We had to bribe him with a reward, so we made an "I ate my lunch chart". FB puts a sticker on it each day when he eats at least 3 items out of his lunch box. When he earns 15 stickers for his chart he gets to take a friend swimming at the indoor water park here in town. Perfect solution, accept the poor boy still comes home ravenous every single day? I don't think he's quite smart enough to throw the food away (or give it away) YET. And besides the empty wrappers are in his lunch box.

One particular day we had breakfast for supper. This boy ate 6 pancakes (normal size pancakes, not the little silver dollar ones), a whole helping of scrambled eggs, and five pieces of bacon, he probably would have ate more but I stole a piece off his plate. My stomach would have hurt so bad if I would have ate that much food. He jumped down from the table and begged to go down the street to play with his buddy.

A little while later I receive a call from my friend Joyce who proceeds to tell me that when FB arrived at her house they were just sitting down for supper. FB decides to stay and eat supper with their family but specifically tells Joyce, "let's just keep this a secret from my mom, okay?"

Joyce says, "well now FB, why would we need to keep it a secret if you eat with us?"

FB, "my mom would be very upset if she knew I ate supper again at your house"

Um, Yep!

But Joyce laughs and says he must be growing! Must be, he ate a full size soft shell taco at their house in addition to his full size meal at our house. ORNERY!

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