September 1, 2009

One Pound, Two Pounds, Three Pounds?

We have an experiment in mind. It involves one of our kids. Surely that's legal, right? We're not talking shock treatments here - not that I haven't considered testing those dog collars to keep them out of the damn street. But that's neither here nor there, mkay?

We think we need to know exactly how much meat Asher could eat. And here's why. We used to buy two steaks for the 4 of us to share. Then Asher started eating and holy hell, we need four steaks now. This incident might have set things off and things haven't tapered down any.

Mr thinks we should just put down a plate of meat, a pound at a time, and see how much he devours. My bet is on a full pound, minimum. Watch the video at that link and place your bets because the experiment is bound to happen.

15 comments:

Farmers Wife said...

I think Asher and my 4 year old daughter are the same person..she eats more steak than the rest of us!

Sarah said...

Is it the meat or just food in general? He cracks me up! I think he might be the only kid I know who could take Mo in an eating contest.

Krissi said...

All I'm sayin, is wait till the kid can wipe his own ass before taking this one on! If it goes in one end, it's bound to come out another!!

Diane said...

i'm putting 5 bucks on 19.26 ounces. closest without going over, right?

Debra said...

Might be a growing spurt? Hmm the experiment sounds like the one I proposed to my daughter who has a cat that will eat anything. Example: has eaten through a cardboard box to get to a bag of "scone mix" (ate it), eats butter, has chewed threw foil and plastic to get to a bun. Opened a bag of "greenie" dog bones and ate 4 of them. Has been known to steal a bag of frozen chicken, and found eating it! I often thought of seeing if there would be a point where he would eat until he exploded?
Is it just meat? Does he devour veggies too? Maybe it is time to experiment with other meats? like "liver", that turned me off to meat for a while.
Maybe think about buying your meat inbulk, like a side of beef?
p.s. Saw the video, what a hoot. For a moment there I thought he was licking the plate, poor starving child.

The Red Headed Mama said...

My guess is at least a pound.

My 14 month old can eat more then his 6 year old brother...and more then me. He'll finish off his dinner, part of my dinner, add in a fruit and still beg for more. Yet, at 14 months he doesn't even fit in to 12 month clothes. I swear he has a hallow leg!

Can't wait to see how this experiment goes!

Jen said...

You guys are too funny.

AngieB said...

All I've got to say is by the time he's a teenager you'd better be raising beef cattle in the backyard!

Michelle said...

Too funny! I just bought NY strip steak from the farmer's market and I am pretty sure the two steaks will feed all 5 of us. The two girls and I aren't big eaters but the two boys can eat a decent portion.

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

Woman, have you NO class?????
That child should have had pants on while eating dinner.
I'm guessing he can eat at least a pound and a half of beef (after cooking).
You do know that there is going to be "corn-poop" after that meal? That is one thing I never understood... you chew on corn, but it is always the same coming out as going in. Any answers, anyone... anyone???

LivingDeadNurse said...

lol my hubby would eat forever

Anonymous said...

That video is so cute!

texlahoma said...

Just to be safe, keep your fingers and toes well back once the experiment has begun.

Farmers Wife said...

BTW I just sent you an award, and the cheque is in the mail...

Margo said...

very impressive at the trough, little Asher. Since I only have daughters I only know stories of moms sending their sons to school with full sized coolers instead of lunch boxes. He's a cutie!