Elliott's only been out of school for a little more than a week, but man has he been eating! I think he must be getting ready to go through a growth spurt, and then hopefully his eating will slow down a little bit. Otherwise we are going to have to rethink the grocery budget or something. :)
Even when he was in school I packed his lunch almost every single day, so his lunches were already in our grocery budget. It's the snacks and the huge portions it seems to take to fill him up lately that are killing the budget. He's still thin, so I'm not worried about him eating so much, and figure he really does need it, but it gives me a stomach ache just watching him eat so much.
Just as an example: last night we ate at Taco Bell for supper, where he consumed a quesadilla, taco, and cheese roll up, along with a large drink. As we were shopping RIGHT after we ate, he started complaining that he was hungry again. So on the way home he ate an ice cream drumstick. Then after we put away groceries he ate some Annie's cheese crackers, a banana, grapes, 2 slices of toast, some cottage cheese, and was still looking for more food when I finally sent him to brush his teeth and get ready for bed. He also drank a big glass of milk during that time.
I've been buying so many fresh fruits and veggies lately that someone I know asked if we were running a day care or something to need all that stuff with only one child. Haha. It's amazing how much one child can eat when he's active and hungry, though!