Monday, February 28, 2011

Childhood Obesity and why it grosses me out

Okay folks, this is just a blog for blog's sake pretty much, but as I sit here at Bimbos (a small rinky dink restaurant in Dayton) and watch a child who is surely no older than 13 pile mounds of ranch onto a salad mainly populated by croutons, I just have to say it. Fat little kids kind of gross me out. Really gross obesity in general does, but when you see it in a child it's just somehow worse. I mean, this girl is 13 and probably weighs about what I do plus an extra fifty or so pounds. How have we allowed this to be okay? It's horrifying.

And not just for the people who have to look at her (me), but for her. She is gonna struggle with image for the rest of her life because her parents didn't have the sense to teach her to push back from the table. Or, perhaps even worse, she may never struggle with image (considering where we are, she's not too out of place) and have health problems sneak up on her later in life. At this point it's no longer an issue of me looking for blog fodder but actual concern for this girl's future.

Well, that was my little rant on how fat America is getting. Tune in next week for "Little girls who dye their hair bright pink and how trashy it makes them look from an early age."

1 comment: