Monday, January 10, 2011

How Many Do You Have?

Aunt needs help in the garden from someone with some muscles.  19-year-old nephew is college student perpetually in need of funds.  He comes over early to get a good start.

Aunt:  "Do you want some breakfast?  How about some scrambled eggs?  How many do you want"

Nephew:  "How many do you have?"

Aunt:  "Er, six?"

Nephew:  "Great...thanks!"


So nephew eats six -- yes six -- eggs and a veritable mountain of various other breakfast foods, then worked like two horses for the rest of the morning.  Aunt pays generously, remembering when she was a broke college student.

New garden beds shaping up nicely.


  1. Hahahaha! Boys CAN and WILL eat you out of house and home although I must say, the only "person" I've ever known to eat more than 6 eggs was Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast"!!! lol

  2. I can't imagine the grocery bills. But I made sure to send him home with a fresh-baked loaf of cinnamon-raisin bread. Must make a note to set aside goodies for him in my weekly cooking.

  3. It's amazing how much they eat! A lucky boy to have an aunt who likes to cook...

  4. LOL I just love it. It works out well for everyone involved :)

    And I notice my son eating like a horse already! Soon he'll be up to two horses!

  5. Colette -- I don't know how parents feed these teen boy types. I don't know where he's putting it all. The boy is tall, but not at all heavy (very fit).

    Suzanne, I am lucky to have him, that's for sure. He just dropped off some bags of leaves he raked from other people's yards -- free mulch for my winter beds! I win!

  6. My grandkids can eat like a horse and they never gain a pound! Go figure! :-)

    God Bless :-)


  7. Ron, I can only imagine (with envy) what their metabolism is...

  8. Well it's not a boy thing for sure. My youngest girl eats like that, and her energy is beyond me. What can we do huh?

  9. wow, Salma! I thought it was a boy thing for sure. Nothing else to do, just gotta love 'em and feed 'em up.


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