So I called Mom yesterday and asked, “How the hell did you manage to feed six kids when I can barely keep the pantry full with only two?”
Yup…kids…Where do they put it? You come home from the market with enough food to feed an army, and the next day the cupboard is bare.
I remember as a child taking trips to the grocery store. Mom walked in with all of us in tow. With six kids to feed, we usually left with three carts full of food. Mom said cereal was the big secret. If we needed a snack between meals there was always plenty of healthy cereal available.
I guess every generation of parents recognizes the same thing. Growing kids consume massive amounts of food. So be prepared to do one oversized trip a week sprinkled in with quick stops to pick up “just one more thing”.
The daily trip to the supermarket…It may be a pain, but I’ll sure miss it when I’m an empty nester someday.
(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)