27 September 2010

The boy who ate it all

Zoe is not much of an eater. She really likes a few things, but even with those, she stops eating when she's full. It is a unique ability in our house. For example, the other morning we made a pilgrimage to Neil's Donut's up in Wallingford. Neil's donuts are probably the best donuts I have ever had. They are featured in several books including 500 Things to Eat Before it is Too Late and Road Food. Zoe happens to love chocolate frosted donuts with sprinkles and Neil's version is unequaled. It makes the Dunkin Donuts version look like amateur hour. We're all devouring our donuts and then halfway through hers, Zoe stops, wraps the remainder of her donut in a napkin and hands it to me saying she's full. I didn't know it was possible to stop eating a donut halfway through unless you were being forced to share! Imagine stopping eating something as delicious as a donut just because you were full? (OK, it was a huge donut.)

My nephew, Joseph, on the other hand is seeming bottomless pit. His ability to eat is equally as impressive as Zoe's ability not to eat. The other day my sister-in-law listed all the food he had eaten the day before and it is an impressive list:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pieces of bacon
  • 1 piece of toast
  • 2 glasses of milk
  • peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • chips
  • Wheat Thins
  • fruit snacks
  • apple
  • donut
  • hamburger
  • french fries
  • milkshake
  • peas
  • Jell-o with whipped cream
  • piece of challah
  • banana
  • crackers
  • raisins
  • water
  • 6 chicken dinosaurs
  • 3 Oreos
  • more peas
  • half an apple
  • 2 more glasses of milk
And no, he didn't throw up. And of course, he's skinny as a rail. I'm glad I don't have to buy the groceries for their house!


Anonymous said...

Wow. I've only read that list and now I don't think I need dinner.

Emily Barton said...

He must have some sort of trap door in his body, huh?

Anonymous said...

What's going to happen when he's 16? So far today he's had cereal, glass of milk, one egg, piece of toast and a bowl of oatmeal...and it's not even 9:00 AM.

Coops said...

Joseph's mommy needs to get a great-paying job next year once he is in school full time!!

Really, I shouldn't ridicule since I have two boys. Now I'm scared.