Julie Lyles Carr: One Way You Can Tell....

Friday, November 20, 2009

One Way You Can Tell....

This business of Big Family has some tell-tale signs.
There are just some things that indicate you're managing a larger-than-normal population of people in the house.

One of the primary sociology indicators of the large family experience is found with...food.

As in, there are some strong emotions of ownership when it comes to food.

Strong.

We do spend a good deal of the budget on groceries, as you can imagine. And we always try to make sure there's plenty to go around, healthy stuff to go around. Apples, bananas, yogurt. And there are certain categories of food that are a bit more, shall we say, rationed. Such as bacon. Because turkey bacon is yummy and all. But nobody gets to eat six slices in a sitting. Which means we sometimes experience a little bacon territoriality.

Like this:

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Yep. 3 of 8 got down to the last 2 inches of his rationed bacon slice and got full. But that didn't mean he was going to walk away from the remainder of his slice. No, no.

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Because in a big family, you sure don't want to be flip about your alloted bacon supply...

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