Thursday, April 16, 2009

Where’s All the Food Going?

Things they are a’changin’. For years now, Luke has always had a second meal around 10 pm. He goes to the refrigerator and collects a plate full of dinner leftovers, reheats and eats. On occasion, when there aren’t any leftovers he makes a pan full of scrambled eggs or several PB&J sandwiches. There have been more and more of these leftover-less nights, but Luke hadn’t noticed this yet. It appeared to be a random glitch in the system.

Then the other night, Luke came to me. He was incensed that he couldn’t find the leftovers because he knew there were leftovers. (NB: “incensed” means Luke’s eyebrows were drawn together in a scowl.) I explained that Jacob beat him to leftover fajitas.

Luke’s eyebrows now rose, and his forehead furrowed. How come Jacob ate his food? What Luke has failed to notice is that Jacob has now entered the bottomless-pit-I’ll-eat-butter-if-I-need-to phase of life. This is why we’ve had the glitch in the leftover area.

I’m wondering what will happen next. Will Luke move his fourth meal to 8:55 (Jacob has his fourth meal at 9 pm)? Will both boys decide to gorge themselves at dinnertime? And what happens when Matt joins the fray? Join us next time for: “Food hording at the Kellers.”

Post Scriptum: For those of you wondering, I’m almost done with re-re-re-editing my YA novel. Sadly, this means I have piles of ironing to do, not to mention the Regency gown that’s giving me nightmares.


  1. I usually just eat a lot at my three meals, therefore eliminating a need for a fourth meal. Heh heh.

  2. Remember, we had 4 teen-age boys at the same time. They used to get up from the dinner table and open the refrig to see what was there. Connie, don't forget, these are the good old days.

  3. There's a lot of food hording at the McPherson home, but that's mostly just because we're all selfish.

    I'm glad to hear that it's not only families of nine that have problems hording food. It's a relief to know that I'm not the only one who loses his meal because he wasn't watching it closely enough.

  4. I hate it when people talk about food. It makes me hungry...