This is Sam.
He’s 12 (almost 13).
Can you tell?
He holds his own in a family of girls.
He is getting ready to have a growth spurt, I do believe.
Because he has decided that he needs not 3, but 4 meals a day.
He’s added a 4th meal right after school.
I don’t know how all you folks with multiple boys in your family
keep your head above water during the teenage years.
It seems to me that I need to have a special budget line item
And string cheese.
And granola bars.
Oh, and milk.
Seriously…this kid drinks about 4 gallons a week on his own.
I think his bones are stocking up on calcium before the growth comes.
Needless to say, there are often times when milk is in short supply around here.
That’s usually not a problem.
Just make a quick run to the store to get more.
But a few days ago, Sam realized right before bed that the milk was about gone.
And mornings without milk are no fun.
Pancakes with no milk to wash them down.
You get the picture.
So I had to smile when I got up the next morning
and saw this.
A gallon milk jug with about an inch of milk in the bottom.
Sam had scratched out in Sharpie
a message warning everyone away from using the last precious drops,
knowing that I would need it for my tea in the morning.
I guess he knows not to mess with Mama until she has some tea!
That’s my boy.