Totally floored here...
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|Fri, 05-21-2004 - 10:51am|
I took my neighbors children for a walk last night. Every night, Zak and Alex and I go to the local university and back. It is perhaps half a mile or less. The nine year old neighbor girl went with us and we started talking about weight. I told her how I was trying to excerise more and eat correctly because I have gained thirty pounds since Devin died. She told me she weighed 151 pounds. 151 pounds and she will be in fifth grade next year. WTF?!?
I never, ever see their family exercise or play outside. It just makes me so sad. She is going to have so many health problems and they are doing nothing. I really think it is child abuse. They are not helping her with healthy eating habits. She eats donuts and, for snacks, bologna and crackers. I am going to start inviting her to every walk we take. It just makes me really sad for her and mad at her parents for neglecting her weight.
I know I am coming across judgemental but I just can't imagine letting a child get to that size and do nothing.