I have no idea if he is, in fact, experiencing the signs of hunger or if he is just conditioned to say this.
Instead of just endless snacking all day, I have come up with a genius way of telling if the little guy is truly hungry.
Always on hand here at the Yoys is a giant tub of steamed carrots. Not what you had in mind for a snack? But what if you were so hungry you'd eat just about anything, including steamed carrots.
So this is my trick.
Today I was putting away groceries and Big E was whining that he was hungry.
I offered him steamed carrots. He countered with goldfish. Just like the guy on Pawn Stars, I gave him a worse offer. That is what you get for trying to bargain with Mrs. Yoy.
Steamed carrots or nothing. End of story.
I WANT CARROTS!
Either he is really hungry or he is just desperate, but either way he just scarfed down a whole bowl full of veggies.
And he just told me I'm pretty. The carrots are clearly improving his vision.
Victory is mine!
Carrots: My litmus test.