I've noticed something the past two months that really grosses me out. How much is too much?!
When it comes to snacks and meals and desserts.. how much is normal for an 11 year old? SD11 seems to have quite the appetite, but she is at a healthy, normal weight according to her doc.
Lately, I've noticed the ice cream is always gone. It started out as "Oh, were out of ice cream?" to the point where "What?! Ice cream is gone again?! It's only Tue/Wed!!!" (We go grocery shopping every Sat. DD7 and DS4 will usually have an otter pop after dinner. Sometimes DS4 will ask for a tomato for dessert (He eats tomatoes and cucumbers likes apples!) DD7 will have a root beer float on rare occasions, but usually it's a popcicle. Before SD moved in, we always had ice cream in the freezer. DH likes banana splits and shakes sometimes and maybe once every 2 months I'll have a root beer float myself. But now, we can't keep ice cream in the freezer longer than 3 or 4 days. The typical 1 gallon ice cream boxes!!
I've mentioned to DH that our ice cream is disappearing much father than usual, but he doesn't seem to care that his daughter is eating more ice cream than an adult can put down!
Also at dinner time, SD11 can eat more than me and DH put together!! DH is a very healthy eater, even though he is skinny as a rail, but SD can eat more than him! and me! Like a large spoon full of pasta/potatoes and 3 chicken legs and two spoonfuls of veggies. Or 3/4 of a pizza. An entire big mac, plus large fries and then some more. Is this normal??? She seems to eat like a grown man would eat.. then after dinner eat an entire adult size bowl of ice cream?!?!
Usually I would dish out dessert for her, but DH has been letting SD get her own.. whatever, I don't care since I've pretty much disengaged.
Is this normal? for an 11 year old girl???? IMHO I think its too much, since shes eating more than two adults, but what do I know.