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Monday, June 27

Random Rants: The skinny gym mom with fat kids

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has ever seen a healthy, slender mother in her gym clothes with two overweight kids eating chips as they waddle past.

WTF? Why would you take care of yourself and not teach your kids to do the same??

Well, it started to happen to me!!! Why? Because it is easy! No, my kids aren't fat or anything close. They are actually both on the smaller side, to a concerning point with Layla at one time. No, I don't starve them. They eat more than all of their friends...ok this isn't the point!

So I left the gym still in my workout clothes and took the kids straight to the donut shop to reward them for not crying at the gym's daycare (terrible I know). As we were walking out of the donut shop the image hit me...I was the gym mom walking around with food-rewarded kids eating donuts! How did this happen? Well, the kids did so well at the gym when I told them they'd get a donut if they behaved.



Small Kucing said...

sometimes it's in the gene. I am very skinny and my hubi is on the heavy side. My boy sometimes tend to be heavy too. Too me as long as he is healthy then it's okay.


bubbi and boo said...

Small Kucing - I don't mean just simply larger kids!! I know many kids have genetic predispositions to being larger. I'm talking about the mom at the pool drinking water and snack on fruit while giving her two year old soda and chips for a snack! That's not ok - to feed yourself well and give your kids junk just because they want it.