Tiny Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frogs are some of the tiniest and beautiful creatures on the planet; they are also incrediably deadly. So, why call this blog "Tiny Dart Frog"? It goes back to the old adage - good things come in small packages. We are all created exactly as God has intended - unique, strong, and beautiful.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Male Nutrition

This past Sunday my oldest son, Carter, had his 11th birthday. My husband and I were amazed at the mass quantities of food they ingested. We laughed every time some kid would say, “Can I have more?” In three hours 7 eleven year old boys (with a few younger siblings thrown in) consumed: 2 1/3 extra large pizzas, 2 containers of ice cream, 1 chocolate chip cookie cake (the size of a pizza!), 8 bags of microwave popcorn, and Gatorade, water, and juice bags. And – I think it was actually tamed down by the fact that they were spending time ‘partying’ too.

A few of the parents and us were laughing about this as they waited for their children…. And I remembered the below chapter from a book I read once. Take a read…it’ll probably give you a laugh and, if you have kids, make you start budgeting for their teenage years!

Except from Karin Kasdin’s book “Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy”

"This chapter is about feeding a teenage boy. It is also the only chapter for which I have curbed my natural tendency to hyperbolize. Today (truthfully) Dan ate:
Breakfast at a diner
One twelve-ounce glass of orange juice
One eight-ounce glass of milk
Two scrambled eggs
A pile of homefries
Two pancakes
Three sausages
Seven pieces of toast
Five Oreos
One eight-ounce glass of milk
One triple decker sandwich made with one half-pound of turkey breast and one half-pound of bologna and one quarter pound of cheese;
One-half of a giant bag of tortilla chips
One cup of salsa
Six Oreos
One quart of iced tea
The remainder of the giant-size bag of tortilla chips
One cup of salsa
One quart of iced tea
One apple
Two Ho-Hos
Sixteen ounces of milk
One roasted chicken
A plateful of French fries
No vegetables
Two lettuce leaves
Half bottle of Paul Newman dressing
Early-evening snack
The rest of the Oreos in the bag
One twelve-ounce glass of milk
Late-night snack
One large frozen pizza with pepperoni
One quart of iced tea
I could say more but why?"