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I Don't Know What I'd Do With Boys

Maddie’s about to go through another growth spurt, and has an insatiable hunger throughout the day. At times like these, Maddie will tell me, “Please send me a morning snack as big as a lunch, and a lunch that’s as big as a FEAST!”

I’ll send her an entire apple sliced up, plus a granola bar, for her morning snack; for lunch, she’ll get a full sandwich, a Clementine orange, a small bag of veggie puffs, a cheese stick, a container of apple sauce, and some crackers. For example.

I feel like I spend so much of my time just trying to keep grab-n-go food in our house: nearly every day I’m making granola bars or KIND nut bars or Cora’s favorite mango chex mix or Maddie’s favorite ranch chex mix or yogurt or WHATEVER.

And every night, just minutes before bedtime, I’ll hear the “Mommy, I’m really hungry” come out. Last night I practically made Maddie an antipasto platter – slices of salami, cubes of smoked cheddar cheese, a few crackers, a glass of milk, and a spoonful of peanut butter.
Honestly, how do moms with teenage boys do it?


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