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I am being eaten out of house and home

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Quattrocento Mon 20-Dec-10 21:51:11

Currently hosting 8 10 year olds for a two-night sleepover. They came around late last night. So far they have eaten:

16 eggs (scrambled)
16 sausages
mushrooms (surprising?)
loaf of bread
Three bottles of orange joice
No leftovers

Roast chicken (enormous)
Mini sausages
Roast and mashed
Peas and carrots
Three bottles of apple juice
A sponge cake and custard
No leftovers

The most enormous quantity of pasta (cooked in the stockpot)
Bolognaise sauce (two pans' worth)
3 bottles of apple juice
Apple crumble and custard
No leftovers

4x pizza
Chicken nibbles
No leftovers

They might develop the munchies later on, but seriously, is this normal?

TurkeyMartini Mon 20-Dec-10 21:52:49

YABU to host 1,000,000 ravenous children in your house for TWO nights shock

traceybath Mon 20-Dec-10 21:54:15

Thats 4 proper meals!! Lordy - hope they're all off home pronto in the morning.

TheCrackFox Mon 20-Dec-10 21:55:45

A 2 night sleepover.

Oh, Lord, please tell me that this wont catch on as a trend. One night is bad enough.

coldtits Mon 20-Dec-10 21:56:41

It's not actually that much food for 10 year old boys. they have the same calorific requirments as grown women, and if active, even higher.

So each child ate 2 eggs, 2 sausage, mushrroms, tomatoes and two toast for breakfast

A roast dinner with a couple of glasses of juice, sponge and custard

Spag bol with couple of glasses of juice, Apple crumble and custard

1/2 a pizza, some chicken bits.

It's quite a lot of food for one day, but then, 8 boys will eat competitively - they are unlikely to be able to keep this up.

Quattrocento Mon 20-Dec-10 21:58:24

They're nice boys but I admit I have had enough of them now

But don't you think that quanitity of food is just amazing?


MeowyChristmasEveryone Mon 20-Dec-10 22:00:25

Well, look at what gets eaten when a bunch of adults get together - you never ordered a monumental amount of Chinese food from the takeaway?!?!

The brekkie, for example, is only 2 saus and 2 eggs each with portions of the other bits. Not EVEN any bacon, fgs!! wink

Relax, it's only 2 days - think of all the payback when they all go home and tell their parents of the EPIC TIME they've had over at Quattrocentro's house. You'll be a legend!!!

ReindeerBollocks Mon 20-Dec-10 22:04:50

Wow YABU to even contemplate hosting 8 ten year olds for more than a five minute period grin.

Break it down, per boy, and it's not that much, bearing in mind they are on the brink of puberty and probably burning off a lot of calories growing and running around etc.

LaWeaselMys Mon 20-Dec-10 22:11:25

The incredibly nice mother of my friend had a 10 day sleepover at her house when we were 16! We were making a film in the garden and she let various people stay over night everyday for the whole time as well as take over her entire house and garden and magically vanish all the food in her fridge and cupboards.

Now I am a mum I think she was some kind of saint.

(we did buy her chocolates and flowers and a little award as a thank you)

LaWeaselMys Mon 20-Dec-10 22:12:47

It is impressively loads of food.

Guitargirl Mon 20-Dec-10 22:16:27

God, I must be a such a glutton but I don't think it's that much food tbh. I DO, however, think you must be barking to have a 2-night sleepover...

Quattrocento Mon 20-Dec-10 22:17:37

I am a grown woman. My food intake today has comprised of:

A gallon of coffee

Tomato soup

A spoonful of spag bol sneaked from the children
2 chicken skewers
An undisclosed quantity of white wine

If they have the same calorific requirements as I do, i am condemning them to childhood obesity....

Lonnie Mon 20-Dec-10 22:18:51

Actually I looked at that (being the proud mother of a 9 year old - well tomorrow- myself) and I thought thats not a huge amount of food for 8 10 year olds..

we are 7 in this family and the chicken thing (apart from the 3 boxes of juice) we regular go through (I only make 1 type of potato though)

when I make eggs for us we cook 14 thats 2 year not a huge amount.

Lonnie Mon 20-Dec-10 22:19:05

2 each not 2 year laughs

expatinscotland Mon 20-Dec-10 22:19:31

EIGHT 10-year-old boys for 2 days?!

I think you need to add some sanity tablets to your daily intake and leave the world of madness behind!

KittyTwoShoes Mon 20-Dec-10 22:20:23


Wait until they're 18. Then they'll eat that each.

You're brave. Hats off to you.

onceamai Mon 20-Dec-10 22:26:16

I don't think it's an abnormal quantity of food for that many 10 year old boys I just think its an abnormally large number of boys for an exceptionally long sleepover!

StayingFatherChristmasGirl Mon 20-Dec-10 23:06:23

Can I send my boys round to yours, Quattro?

<<thinks Quattro would never notice two or three extra boys amidst the ones she already has>>


FabbyChic Mon 20-Dec-10 23:09:39

You are very very brave, I'd never have done anything like that when mine were young.

Quattrocento Mon 20-Dec-10 23:10:24

<what the hell emoticon>

Fine, go for it. Breakfast is at around 9.

MumNWLondon Mon 20-Dec-10 23:10:52

Wow, so brave, 2 night sleepover for 8 children!!!! Not surprised by quantity though.

duchesse Mon 20-Dec-10 23:23:17

That's what my 17 yo eats in a day by himself. It gets worse, believe me.

Do American style pancakes for brekkers tomorrow. Surprisingly effective and very cheap. 1 kg of flour, 6 eggs, litre of milk, should do it. Should have change from £4 for the 10 of the little buggers.

Sorry, lunch, dinner and supper? Porridge for supper tomorrow then. Guarantee not many takers nor expressions of hunger.

Children of that age, especially boys, are feral. If you put food in front of that size group of children, they'll keep eating it until there's nothing left. They will not leave any for you. Cut down the amounts. They won't starve, trust me. They're just eating it because it's there.

Rupreckt Mon 20-Dec-10 23:26:49

Now tell us why you are doing this?

cat64 Mon 20-Dec-10 23:47:10

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ShanahansRevenge Mon 20-Dec-10 23:55:56

Good grief! WHY are you doing this? It's like suicide by boy!

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