Friday, November 23, 2007

My daughter's mutant power

After a traditional large Thanksgiving dinner yesterday we are all eating a light breakfast. My seven-year-old came into the study and said she had only eaten a single, small roll. She wanted to know if that was OK, because she was full. I said yes. We talked about how we should only eat when we are hungry.

She sat on the chair next to me for a minute and then asked: "Can I have a piece of pie, like the big girls?"

I expressed surprise that she had any room in her stomach. She then explained, with a twinkle in her eye, that she had two stomachs. One stomach was for regular food and one was for desert.

This explains a lot.

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1 comment:

AnnMarie said...

My daughter's a mutant, too! She's only just 3 (yesterday). She's a very light eater. For instance, not counting her birthday cupcake, she ate less than 1/2c of food yesterday and maybe 1 c of milk! (Plenty more was offered and put on her plate of course. And things she usually likes and eats.) But the second that cupcake appeared at the end of dinner, she had tons of room for it. LOL