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Friday, March 02, 2007

I'll Have The Big Breakfast, Please

A woman I work with told me yesterday that her 17 year-old son is currently going through a bit of a growth spurt. Actually, he's been going through it for about two years now, and she's hoping he'll grow out of it soon. It's sending her shopping budget through the roof.

Each morning for breakfast, he has 14 Weet-Bix and a litre of soy milk.

Yes, you read that correctly.

And then, after a full day at school, eating a normal amount of food and playing sport, he comes home and eats a packet of crumpets for afternoon tea (which is either six or eight of the things, depending on the brand), and then a huge dinner as well.

She also has a teenage daughter and a son who's just reaching puberty now. I fear for her when the second son starts to develop a massive appetite like his brother. Hopefully for her she'll only have one of them eating like that at a time. Imagine if they were both eating that much! That'd be 14 litres of milk a week just for her two sons and ONLY FOR BREAKFAST!

Is this what I have to look forward to when Sweetums reaches puberty? I'd better start saving for it now ...



At Friday, March 02, 2007 9:36:00 am, Blogger kiki said...

at least they're eating healthy...

when i was going through that age; growing, playing football 5 times a week and various other things, i would have eaten 4 or 5 meals a day

if your kid is a stoner at school then he won't eat so much, if he's sporty, then he will.
decisions decisions

At Friday, March 02, 2007 10:14:00 am, Blogger Javatari said...

Get your wife pregnant again and then you'll know about someone eating a lot!

At Friday, March 02, 2007 12:14:00 pm, Blogger Adam said...

Kiki's right, imagine if the dude ate 3 packets of cocopops in the morning and 2 packets of poptarts afterschool. Bluergh!

Can you make it balance Bevis? Do kids even need food before they are 14?

At Friday, March 02, 2007 12:16:00 pm, Blogger Adam said...

P.S) Have you been voted World's Best Blogger or similar yet?

At Friday, March 02, 2007 2:12:00 pm, Blogger elaine said...

My brother grew so much in 1992 that my sister, who was doing a gap year, didn't recognise him when she came home.

He grew almost a foot and still has MASSIVE stretch marks on his back.

I think mum and dad almost went broke buying him new clothes.

At Saturday, March 03, 2007 4:59:00 pm, Anonymous colls bolls said...

I know that when my husband was still living at home with his Mum & Dad there were 4 boys all doing the same thing, it used to cost $100's each week.

While on holidays, the boys used to have toast eating competitions while staying with their Nana, they used to average about 12 pieces each at a sitting.

By the way Bevis, have you seen any of the episodes of Chad Vader on YouTube? The funniest things I've seen in ages.

At Saturday, March 03, 2007 8:35:00 pm, Blogger Steph said...

Ah teenage boys. I recall my brother eating a whole chicken, that had been cooked for the family, in one sitting with half a loaf of bread.

You'll need a second mortgage, Bevis.

At Sunday, March 04, 2007 11:10:00 am, Blogger Kris said...

Unfortunately in boys growth spurts start later than girls and can last till about 21. So she has about 4 more years until he is done growing.

At Tuesday, March 06, 2007 1:52:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

These are all great stories, but I'm getting worried for my bank balance!

At Wednesday, March 07, 2007 9:51:00 am, Blogger gigglewick said...

We go through 2 litres of milk a day in my household - comes from having a coffee obsessed husband and a child who doesn't eat very much (hence my funnelling of several litres of milk down his throat whenever possible).

If kid is fit and healthy, it's really just the second job you've gotta worry about - I agree with Kiki and Adam re healthy eating at least. One of my friends used to come home from school every night and eat 15 steamed dim sims. He was a sporty type too, so it must have all been extinguished on the footy field or wherever.

Also ergh re pop-tarts.


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