Hollow Legs (coffee contest continues)

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These two little words can make me crazy: I’m hungry

What do you mean you’re bloody hungry? You just ate 10 minutes ago.

Honestly, ALL three of the younger kids would eat non-stop if I let them. Sam and Georgia can be pacified with something healthy like apple or carrots or cheese or yogurt. Lizzy generally wants sweets of some kind (it makes me even crazier).

The hour or so before supper is very painful for Georgia. I cut off all snacking (whether healthy or not). She has to go a whole 60 minutes without food, and every 5 minutes she is asking if supper is ready.

Waiting for supper
Lately, she’s started pulling up a chair to watch supper cook. She doesn’t make it easy on herself. This is what I’d call, self inflicted pain!

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JaimeS · September 19, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Awww… poor hungry Georgia!

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James · September 19, 2008 at 11:48 pm

What cool pictures you always have in any post.

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James · September 20, 2008 at 2:37 am

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Kim · September 20, 2008 at 5:47 am

how funny…my daughter does the same thing…she sits at her chair and table in the kitchen asking for a chance to try the meal as I cook it…just to make sure it is ok:) I think she learned that from her dad:)

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1stopmom · September 20, 2008 at 7:31 am

I honestly thought my kids were the only ones that did that,lol. Cutting snacks off an hour before dinner is a great idea. I have not figured out how to deal with it yet. Please post any new ideas you have. I have four kids and have ran out of ways to deal with the I’m Hungry routine.

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Colleen · September 20, 2008 at 7:35 am

Zoe is exactly the same way. She’d snack non-stop all day long if allowed.

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Jennifer · September 20, 2008 at 9:55 am

I feel your pain. Mine seem to eat all day long. It drives me crazy. I can’t wait until they are teenage boys and can really put away the food. haha

Safire · September 20, 2008 at 12:02 pm

We only allow veggies as snack before dinner. That way I know they are healthy and if she fills up on that, I don’t mind. :)

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Auntie Gayle · September 20, 2008 at 2:29 pm

I love you Georgia! You’re so funny….even if you do get on your mom’s nerves.

katie bowen · September 20, 2008 at 4:34 pm

hahaha. my mr. man just discovered they make a JOHN DEERE gummy “FRIUT” treat at the grocery store…shoot. now i must avoid the entire cereal/snack/juice aisle to avoid them!!! if only we could just snack on healthy stuff. we would be skinny and healthy!

Jamie · September 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm

OH MY GOSH! Do you live in my house?? Seriously??

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naomi · September 20, 2008 at 6:26 pm

ooh, she’s a stubborn one! roo does the same thing.

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Cindi · September 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Boy, can I identify with you! I thought the eating binges might slow down after school started. They come home hungry. Okay, eat a snack. Later, have you started dinner, yet?! What are we having. I am soooooo hungry! This is when my mom would have told me about all the starving children in China. Now, I stay all over the world! Cindi

Amy from Texas · September 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm

That is the cutest photo!! I’m so jealous you have good eaters.

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Noreen · September 21, 2008 at 12:21 am

my girls say that all the time too! Also as soon as we get to someone house they are hungry, eventhough they had a snack in the car

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mama k · September 21, 2008 at 4:45 am

I’ve really tried to cut down on the snacking before meals too, but it’s torture for a 2yo. LOL

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Bonnie · September 21, 2008 at 7:23 am

So happy to be checking out your site, especially this post because OMG this is my house as well from the time we get home until bedtime My kids will have had 3 helpings and we clean up, and they turn to me and say “I’m hungry”. We tried everything. Usually, what works best is to get my son involved in the dinner process so now, I ask him to set the table. He loves setting out the napkins and forks and it wastes some time while I finish up dinner.

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Callee · September 21, 2008 at 8:32 am

My son is exactly the same…he’s ravenous after school and every five minutes, it’s “Mama, when’s dinner?” If I let him help, dinner takes a little longer, but he’s happy that he has something to do with the process.

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Hannah · September 21, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Georgia is so cute, sitting there watching dinner cook!
My kids LOVE to snack (healthy or unhealthy, it doesn’t matter) but could take or leave dinner. It makes me laugh. They complain of being “soooo hungry” 30 minutes after eating their after-school snack (which is a pretty generous one!) but then at dinner, they take ages to eat. I think both my boys are “grazers”!

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ashpags · September 21, 2008 at 6:46 pm

I feel her pain – I always hated waiting for dinner! Now that I cook for myself, I have a better idea when it will actually be ready, and don’t feel bad about snacking if I am getting too hungry.

One thing my mom did often which helped was, if we were having some type of green or fruit salad, she would offer that to us first. Then we were actually eating part of our dinner, but had something to snack on while we were waiting for the rest to be ready. =)

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Ann · September 25, 2008 at 3:03 pm

While I’m commenting on this post my son goes (and is still going),”mom, can I have a snack, I’m so hungry…”. He could just snack all day and then still have dinner. I wish it would work like that for me!

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