Blog #3.... We need a cow...or two!
by, 10-02-2007 at 08:52 PM (253 Views)
How many gallons of milk should a family of 4 consume in one month?? I know the answers will be less than we use.
At my kid's 18 month check-up the Ped was asking how much milk they drink and I had counted DD's milk consumption a few days before, when I was letting them have as much as they wanted, and DD drank 43 oz that day! And that was not as much as she could drink! That is when the Ped said limit it to 3 a day.
Okay, I have been looking at our grocery bills for last month and we went thru 23 gallons of milk in September! Dh eats cereal, I only use milk in my tea in the mornings and my kids are milk-aholics. DD would drink it all day long if I let her. We limit them to 3 sippy cups a day, sometimes 4. I think that sounds crazy high! I just cannot believe it. I was telling Dh that the milk we buy really adds to the grocery bill because it seems like every time we turn around we are buying 3 gallons of milk. Oh boy, time to drink more water! My kids do not get juice often-maybe once or twice a month and only orange juice. They only drink water and milk the rest of the time. They get water with all meals and with snacks and milk in the am when they wake up, before naps and before bed. I think we should consider getting a cow. Or maybe two.