Monday, December 1, 2008

Eat Up...

Sorry, I couldn't resist...

10 comments:

TheBronze said...

He's not fat, he's big-boned...

powdergirl said...

watch "Wally" by Disney-Pixar

Evil Transport Lady said...

Oh God!

powdergirl said...

Sorry ' it 's "WALL . E " that poor kid could have starred in it .

WW said...

Reminds me of the show I saw the other day, parents of a 5 year old weighing 135lbs wanted help so he wouldn't eat himself to death.

Paul said...

That just aint right man.

At that rate he wont manage to get into the place. He'll have to walk (if he can support his own weight) through the drivethru

Sweet Cops Wife said...

child abuse

Mrs. "Smith" said...

^^^^^^^^^ I'm with you, sister!

Leslie said...

That is one disgustingly fat kid!! The parents should be thrown in jail for child endangerment for allowing their child to get that big!!

Expatriate Owl said...

All of you who are blaming the parents, I'm with you 100%. Yes, genetics does play a role, but, having been married for 20+ years (and counting) to a fatso, I have developed my own views on the role of the parents in causing a child's obesity.

My mother-in-law is consistently offering everyone food. Whenever we visit (at least when she still was living independently), I couldn't go out the door in the morning to do my running workout without being asked if I wanted breakfast. I, of course, declined because (A) I usually skip breakfast or eat it late in the morning; and (B) my workouts are not as productive when there is food in my stomach.

Once, when I was returning home with our son, and my wife was staying because she had a conference to attend, the car was packed up and ready to go, and I got into an argument with my m-i-l over her proffer of something to eat to the kid (he was about 5 years old at the time). It was about 10:30 PM, and I wanted to make good time driving home. One rest stop on the NJ Turnpike is plenty; I didn't want to have to make two stops.

But I can decline offers of food. My wife finds it very difficult to say "no" to her own mother. And so, whenever we would visit, she would consume even more food than she normally does at home.

Observing the social dynamic between mother and daughter, I can easily imagine how my wife developed the stuff-the-face reflex. And now, she is paying for it!

So yes, I do blame the parents!