I Need a Cow, a Pig, and a Chicken

Oh my goodness.

I have growing kids on my hands.

They are eating us out of house and home.

Summertime means so much more than "I'm bored."

It means when they're bored and when mommy says "find something to do," they head to the kitchen.

They think it's a 24 hour diner.

I've said "kitchen's closed" about 690 times since summer vacation started.

With all the cheese, milk, eggs, bacon, ground beef, tritip, and cold cuts, we seriously need to have livestock in our backyard.

Well, that and a butcher.

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  1. wife.mom.nurse said...

    oh no, they are eating you out of house and home!!!

    i'm glad mine have not thought of this yet...but we are only on day 8

    Happy summer my friend.

  2. Lola said...

    Our 14 year old son must be having another growth spurt. Sunday night I made chicken jambalaya and he had 3 big portions. Then Monday I caught him eating the leftover stroganoff from Saturday AND leftover chicken jambalaya. I don't even want to say how much mashed potatoes he had with Monday night's dinner. I made extra to make potato pancakes. Needless to say I will not be making potato pancakes tomorrow. All gone.

  3. Jennifer said...

    On the brighter side of things, at least your house isn't made of gingerbread. ;-)

  4. JD said...

    I feel your pain!! We only have three kids, ages 12, 11 and 7, and they are constantly eating. I feel like I have to guard the kitchen at all times. If I'm not watching the kitchen and the pantry like a hawk for an hour and a half before meals, they end up pilfering the fridge and pantry before meals, and while they DO eat their full meals, that's twice the food!!

    While a cow, pig and a chicken would be great, another form of income just dedicated to bringing food into the house would be lovely!

  5. Michelle said...

    Mine go to work with me from 9am-noon but whine the whole morning about having a snack. I keep telling them you don't have a snack at this time while you are in school. They haven't gotten to out of control yet.

  6. Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

    I think it is all the running around and playing during summer that makes them hungry. We go through fruit like it is going out of style. Happy Summer.

  7. Sweet Mama Jones said...

    Oh I feel your pain in the pocketbook. Isn't it amazing how boredom and starvation go hand in hand? And how they poor on the guilt - "there's never anything goooood to eat" or "I didn't get any because you didn't save me some"....

  8. The Mother said...

    Can't tell you how often I have wished our homeowners regulations allowed a COW.

    We go through EIGHT (yes, EIGHT) gallons of milk a week. I have two huge subzero refrigerators, and I STILL go shopping three times a week because I can't keep enough food in the house.

  9. Annie said...

    I feel you. I've doled out enough snacks to feed an army lately!

  10. Lolli said...

    I totally get what you're saying! The kids drive me crazy when they're home! All they want to do is eat!

  11. Nichole said...

    farm animals just create more work! trust me!

  12. Midwest Mommy said...

    And juice needs to be on tap!

  13. Mama Kat said...

    My kids eat like gerbils, but ask for food all. day. long. It drives me crazy! Why would any child need to eat that much? I'm tired of listening to the pantry door open after I've said no, and I'm tired of the old age whine, "but I'm HUNgry uh huh huh huh..." I imagine it's only going to get worse as they get older.

  14. Lori said...

    I think Bug is in the midst of a growth spurt. I cannot feed her enough...she is always hungry!

  15. Coffee with Cathy said...

    That is so exactly what my mother kept telling my brother and me 40 years ago -- I guess things never really change, do they? Thanks for a sweet memory and a nice laugh -- and good luck with locking down the kitchen!

  16. Krystyn said...

    I thought my two year old was going to eat me out of house and home, I can only imagine 3 growing kids!

  17. Marla said...

    sounds just like my house!

  18. Martha in PA said...

    Tara did not like meat (except a McDs hamburger) when she was little, now it seems I can't make enough protein at any meal. I could use a cow and a chicken too, oh and a rice paddy!

  19. Lindsay said...

    LOL o my! My son loves to eat all day long as well!

  20. Semi-Slacker Mom said...

    I'm thinking of turning my garage into a McDonald's.

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