We are weird eaters.

In the last 24 hours, I’ve come to the conclusion that no one in my house is a normal eater.

As for me, I’ve shared my struggles with food and no longer eat flour or sugar.  No surprise there.

And I’ve never met anyone in my life that can put m&m’s away like my husband, B.  It is a thing of beauty.

Then there’s Peanut, who eats like a bird.  A bird who hates food.  I can’t get the kid to eat anything.  (Except sweets.  Magically, she finds her appetite when sweets are around.  I blame B’s genes.)

Check out her lunch yesterday:

The empty plate with a couple lonely slices of watermelon. So sad.

Peanut touched her tongue to the soup and said, “No Thanks.”  She turned up everything else I offered her, too.  She did, however, suffer through a couple slices of watermelon. Loudly.

 

Now allow me to introduce you to Peanut’s polar opposite, my bottomless pit 1 year old, Pumpkin.  Check out HER lunch yesterday.

Where does she put it!?!?

To whatever Peanut turned down, Pumpkin said, “Bring it on!”  She’s nearly done with her soup here and then tucked in to a healthy portion of the mac and cheese, followed by some palate-cleansing watermelon, finishing with some animal crackers.  And she washed it all down with milk.

The funniest part?  Both girls are 50% on the weight curve.  Totally average.

Last but not least, we come to Marigold.  If you read this post, you’ll remember that Marigold is the first Golden Retriever in history who is actually half goat.  She will eat anything regardless of whether or not we determine it to be “edible” or “hazardous.”  So it’s no surprise that she was a little, ahem, zaftig at her last physical.  She weighed in at a hefty 86 pounds last June….waaaaaay too big for a dog her height.

I tried using the “but she’s big boned” excuse.  Just FYI – that doesn’t work on vets, either.

Marigold then became a vegetarian.  <insert eye roll here>  But hey, don’t knock it: her food is WAY better for her, her breath doesn’t smell nearly as heinous as before, and her ears (previously plagued by infections) have been clear as a whistle since the diet change.

Yesterday at her yearly physical, she weighed it at a svelte 70 pounds.  The vet said we have effectively added TWO YEARS to her life span.

So B rewarded Marigold for her weight loss…

....with a Big Mac.

 

Because that’s logical. Totally.

 

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24 comments
Anne at Always Half Full
Anne at Always Half Full

At least between the 2 girls no food is wasted. That's helpful. Shame the dog can't help out more!

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

Oh the dog helps out plenty. She's the best darn vacuum cleaner I ever had!

@YaelSaar
@YaelSaar

I KNOW!!!! Same here minus the dog. Big kid will eat almost nothing, little one will eat almost anything. Dad likes other things... Too many things to cook. I keep dreaming on making just one thing and putting it on the dinner table saying this is what's for dinner, eat this or starve... Right. Not gonna happen anytime soon... hugs.

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

I had such big plans to make ONE family dish per mealtime. I used to even JUDGE other moms who didn't make their kids eat whatever that one dish was. (Before I was a mother, of course.) Ahhh, the good old days when I could judge moms without actually being one. I was so much smarter back then, apparently...

Jessica
Jessica

So funny, my kids are the same, two eat nothing and two eat everything.

Shell
Shell

I have one bird and two who eat everything in sight.

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

It's amazing how different each kid is when it comes to eating (and everything else, too!). It's fascinating to me. The bottomless pit appetite is hilarious to watch in action though, isn't it?

Tara
Tara

I am not sure what my son survives on, honestly. He drinks chocolate milk, and he puts away pizza and chicken tenders with a will, but other than that? "That's yucky, I'm not eating that." Yet he is at the 75th percentile for weight and height, and he's lean and muscular, so he's clearly not hurting. I wish I could eat like that and look that good! I, too, have cut out flour & sugar, as well as most other grains and legumes. I feel much better this way, I'm eating MUCH healthier, and I don't have nearly the craving for sweets that I did before. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying some 85% dark chocolate when I feel like it. :-)

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

Oh, dark chocolate. Now you are speaking my language. Actually, the thing I still really struggle with is french fries. The speak to me. It's weird.

Kelley
Kelley

This was entertaining! Loved the vegetarian comment! It sounds so simple when you say you don't eat flour or sugar. I should do that! It wouldn't so simple anymore if I was doing that. I need to, though. Need to...

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

Baby steps, Kelley. Baaaaaby steps. If I had given up flour and sugar on a whim one day (without planning and lots of support), I would be jailed at the moment for homocide. Probably.

KLZ
KLZ

You know how McDonald's has 59 cent cheeseburger day? My husband once ate 12. With fries. His coworkers called to tattle on him. Then he asked to stop for a sandwich on the way home. So, I would like to see our husbands throw down on M&Ms. I bet a guinness record could be set.

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

It. Is. On. You bring the burgers, Ill bring the m&ms. Just THINK how thin we'll look standing next to them afterwards!

jodi
jodi

Ha ha ha ha ha, thank you. I truly thought I had the world's craziest eaters. 1 child eats nothing but pasta and french toast. The other eats nothing but PB sandwiches and pancakes, and the 3rd eats anything unless her sisters are watching. I give up. We are the family that walks by restaurants and thinks, "one day, we can out to dinner and it doesn't have to just be a place that serves plain noodles." (We do however, go out to breakfast.) I could blog about food for hours...i keep thinking i screwed something up years ago...and vegetables? Yeah, they won't even drink them in a juice.

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

Nah, you didn't screw anything up. Your kids are just at the age where they have that terribly inconvenient thing I like to call an OPINION. It's awful.

Missy | The Literal Mom
Missy | The Literal Mom

Oh, yes. My two are the same way. I swear my 9yo could subsist on liquids alone. My 3yo - double/triple her appetite!

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

It's amazing isn't it? My husband laughed that this lunch was "unimpressive" and yet I shared it on the internet. But I knew that you moms would understand. We're all in this together!

Jennifer Dodson
Jennifer Dodson

Seriously, do you live ay my house?????? If I ever have the urge to blog, I will just refer to your site and tell people to substitute my kids for yours!

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

You should just start taking credit for it. You have my permission.:)

Stephanie
Stephanie

I laughed out loud at the Big Mac. Poor Marigold. Poor happy, lucky Marigold. Poor Chase (my own wonderdog), who wishes he were Marigold right now.