My 12 year old has just eaten 4 huge bowls of cereal(probably 2-3 servings each) in the last 10 minutes for a snack. Yes, that would be an entire box of Multrigrain cheerios and 1/2 a gallon of milk.
At the doctor yesterday, my little boy weighed 116 lbs.
I measured him on a whim today. We keep a wall of all the kids in the pantry with their measurements. He has grown 1 full inch from March to now May.
No wonder the attitude. Puberty has smacked him up side the head.
One of my favorite sites, Parent Center has this cool tool and it said this today:
Your boy will likely be 6 ft. 5 in. at age 18.
Young men often continue to grow a little past 18 until they reach 21, but their height at age 18 is very close to their final adult height. This prediction is a "best guess" but it's still just that -- a guess. Based on the formula we used* there is a 50 percent chance that your boy's full-grown height will be within 0.8 inches (above or below) of this prediction, and a 90 percent chance that it will be within 2.1 inches.
Are you kidding me?? Fug me now! 90 percent chance he could be 6'7"? My friends, think of the groceries to sustain such a beast?
His ravenous appetite added to his swimming schedule of 2 hours swimming seven days a week is going to get pretty dagnab expensive.
If he keeps this up, we will be eaten out of house and home. Michael Phelps wasn't kidding about his swimmers' appetite.
Heck, if he keeps this up and we disappear, you'll know he's eaten us.