Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I miss my son dearly.
There has been a lot of tears in the house. But I am so happy for him and excited for the journey that he will be taking. I am almost envious.
However, there is one and only one thing that I am not going to miss while he is away..............the JUNK FOOD!!!
Now, I know what your thinking. I am the one who does the grocery shopping. Why did I bring it in the house? Why did I allow the Junkie to live in my pantry all these years? Well, in my defense, I do provide my children with nutritious healthy food. They rarely eat fast food. I cook, on the average, 6 days a week. But they are kids. They like to have something sweet after dinner and they like to have a snack after school. I try to pick lower calorie snacks like baked chips, or pretzels. They usually like oreos for dessert. However, my son is a bottomless pit!! I feel like I was constantly buying this stuff. Plus, he was buying stuff on his own. He is 6'1" and 155 lbs. Not sure where it all goes!
So, the other day when I was packing up my first born, I also packed up the Junkie living in the pantry. He's been taking up space in that pantry long enough. I still have a daughter at home, but she is really good about not over indulging in these snacks. As much as I would have loved to send my son with fruits and vegetables, we all know, that would never happen. I gave him the speech about how he needs to eat his vegetables while he is away. He said, " I will eat corn, potatoes and onion rings". Oh well, at least I tried.
So it was nice to send that Junkie packing. I've been trying to evict him from my pantry for too long. I have a feeling in May he will be back for a visit, but he will be on a short term lease.