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Training for an eating contest??

I think my 2 year old is training for an eating contest.

About a week ago, the boys and I were eating cereal for breakfast. I was sitting next to K and I noticed he was eating rather quickly. OK, he was piling food into his mouth at an amazing rate. Within a minute, he was done and looked at me and said, "I won mommy. You lost." I just laughed. I thought he was just being silly. But then it happened again at lunch with macaroni and cheese, and again at dinner with chicken, rice and peas. That evening I was really beginning to wonder, "What is he doing??"

Since that day, at least once a day, K will eat furiously and, when done, looks around and proclaims, "I won!" I try to tell him that he needs to eat slowly and, most times he listens, but every once in a while, he acts as if he is in an eating contest.

I guess I should be proud. Some moms are proud when their children grow up and want to dedicate their lives to the Lord. I will be proud when K eats more hot dogs than anyone else!!


  1. Oh, that is hysterical! Ben is obsessed with winning, too. He cries if we tease and tell him he lost. What is up with that?

    Enjoy the snow today!


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