This post will probably stir up all sorts of debate, but …
… we all know I’m, well, candid.
Blunt, if you’d rather.
So here’s the thing:
We’re not supposed to talk about being overweight with our kids for fear of turning them into little anorexics or bulimics.
From everything I read, obesity seems to be the bigger affliction right now. And it carries just as many risks as the other eating disorders.
Still, you’re instructed by all the parenting experts to avoid discussions about being fat because you might end up making your kids think they have to starve themselves.
So I’m not sure how one is supposed to encourage a healthy lifestyle with one’s children if one isn’t supposed to address the risks of being too heavy.
And now? I’m worried about offending people who read this. Because it’s OK to talk about how anorexia is bad, but it’s NOT OK to talk about being obese.
(This topic came up because tonight Tootie wandered into the living room when The Biggest Loser was on.)