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Old 04-08-2010, 09:41 AM   #41
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Andy, you misunderstood your parents. They wanted you to use soap and a sponge.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:42 AM   #42
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Andy, you misunderstood your parents. They wanted you to use soap and a sponge.
Sorry, food tastes a lot better.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:48 AM   #43
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You bring up a good point though Andy. As a parent, I struggle with telling my kids to finish what is on their plate and making sure they do not over eat. The hard part is that you never really know if the kids are full or not. A typical dinner conversation goes something like this.

Me: Rach please eat some more of your xyz.
Rach: But I am full.
Me: eat two more bites and you can be done.
Rach: OK but my belly is really full.
2 minutes later after her 2 additional bites...
Rach: Can I have dessert now?
Me: I thought your belly was full.
Rach: Yes it is full of xyz, but I still have room for dessert.

Now was she really full? Had she eaten enough? Will she be asking for more food in 20 minutes?

Sorry to get a bit off track.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:56 AM   #44
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You bring up a good point though Andy. As a parent, I struggle with telling my kids to finish what is on their plate and making sure they do not over eat. The hard part is that you never really know if the kids are full or not. A typical dinner conversation goes something like this.

Me: Rach please eat some more of your xyz.
Rach: But I am full.
Me: eat two more bites and you can be done.
Rach: OK but my belly is really full.
2 minutes later after her 2 additional bites...
Rach: Can I have dessert now?
Me: I thought your belly was full.
Rach: Yes it is full of xyz, but I still have room for dessert.

Now was she really full? Had she eaten enough? Will she be asking for more food in 20 minutes?

Sorry to get a bit off track.

Some things will never change. I always had room for dessert too. Different part of the stomach, don't you know.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:04 AM   #45
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I'm with Rach, GB. There is an old saying that is much wiser than it sounds..."a little bit of sweet makes the meal complete". It's true. This practice can keep one from overeating (the key word is "little" in the saying). Without a little bite or two of something sweet to give you that satisfied feeling, one tends to continue eating to feel satisfied even though they really are already full...thus overeating.

So listen to Rach...out of the mouths of babes...
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:08 AM   #46
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Well there is always room for J-E-L-L-O

The other part of the conversation that I did not post though is that after her little dessert she then sometimes asks for more dinner or a different kind. I am full of chicken, but can I have some pasta?
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...Now was she really full? Had she eaten enough? Will she be asking for more food in 20 minutes?...
Spending as much time as I did on a farm while growing up, I reminded my mother that cattle have four stomachs, and that maybe kids did too.
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Spending as much time as I did on a farm while growing up, I reminded my mother that cattle had four stomachs, and maybe kids did too.
I remember my mother ruining cereal for me...she said, "that's what they feed cows"....ahh, dear ole mother
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:14 AM   #49
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You know it really would not surprise me if that turned out to be true.
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full means never having to say that you're too full for desser?t??????t..please, dads, don't you get "it".????
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