The Pot(assium) Calling the Kettle Black

Both of my kids are tall.  We’re talking 95th percentile.  Stella has also usually been in the upper decks for weight, although that’s since scaled back a bit.  As a baby, she was the proverbial butterball and ate well almost daily.  Felix has been different.  While matching his sister’s percentile for height, he’s been consistently in the 25th percentile for weight.  This has started dropping, and the last time we had a regular checkup (vs. an appointment necessitated by ear mucous) he was down to the 15th.  My boy is a string bean.

Me and string bean out and about - probably banana shopping

Me and string bean out and about – probably banana shopping

He’s never eaten as well.  And what he does eat is disgustingly healthy and fat-free.  He has his own preferred food pyramid.  Here’s a comparison/contrast chart of my children’s favorite meals:

         Stella                                                                                   Felix
Her weight in summer sausage                                                 Banana?

6 egg whites in a sitting, wants more                                       Banana?

Cheddar cheese                                                                            Yogurt (with banana)

Peanut butter sandwich                                                             Oyster crackers (and                                                                                                              banana)

Ramen noodle soup                                                                    Asparagus (with                                                                                                                     banana for dessert)

Spaghetti and meatballs                                                             Mandarin orange

Broccoli                                                                                          Broccoli

Pepperoni pizza with black olives                                            The crust (only) of his                                                                                                            sister’s pizza

Chicken nuggets and fries                                                         Chicken nuggets and                                                                                                              fries and bananas

Cheetos                                                                                           Corn on the cob

 

Seriously guys: my son has eaten 3 bananas in a day and wanted more.  I’ve been afraid the potassium will be too much or that he’d crap himself to death.  He once ate 3 full ears of corn and the next day his diaper looked (and even smelled) like someone opened a can of creamed corn.  Why can’t he like fatty hamburgers and ice cream like a normal kid?!  I should have named him Belafonte.  Day-O, indeed.

Eating his first ever Skittle.  Whereas his sister would have swallowed it whole and demanded the entire pack, he sat rather stunned.

Eating his first ever Skittle. Whereas his sister would have swallowed it whole and demanded the entire pack, he sat rather stunned.

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About larva225

Working mom. Is there any other kind? Geologist. Nerd.
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2 Responses to The Pot(assium) Calling the Kettle Black

  1. I wonder if his tastes will match his sister’s once he is old enough!

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