28 May 2012

Stillwell Angel

One thing I've never read in any article about childhood obesity is how there is some portion of the child population which is easiest simply to feed constantly rather than employ, entertain, or discipline.


Especially since bludgeoning has fallen out of fashion.

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What?? Chocolate doesn't solve everything?? I knew I was doing something wrong...

Melrose said...

I purged my pantry of junk food, literally threw it all away, because I was tired of using it to bribe my 2 yr old into 2 seconds of peace. It's been a rough few days...

Rebekah said...

No, no, Elizabeth, it's totally fine for MOMS to eat chocolate all day.

I feel for you, Melrose. :P

pekoponian said...

It's not all diet. I have one kid who is "borderline" for weight. Apart from special occasions, we don't have packaged snacks, don't drink pop and she walks to and from school daily in addition to being a very active kid. Some kids are genetically programmed to be big and the "wellness" campaigners don't seem to realize that.

Untamed Shrew said...

Our fat kid (and she IS fat) is the extremely picky eater. She will not touch most of the typical culprits: candy, juice, soda, or anything with high fructose corn syrup, such as canned fruit.

Rebekah said...

I was, of course, speaking of my own aspiring Stillwell.

Gauntlets said...

ALoTO is really a lot more useful than I ever thought possible.

Mrs Gregory said...

Are you crying? There's no crying in CSPP!

Elizabeth said...

Mrs. Gregory - LOL!! Perfect!!

Rebekah - OH, thank goodness! Though I suppose it wouldn't hurt me to give up the chocolate as well. I do want to know how to get my 2.5yo interested in the potty without the bribe of M&Ms....

Reb. Mary said...

Is it even possible to housebreak a kid without treat bribery? :P

Mary P said...

I have a skinny little two year old little girl who can down three hot dogs without blinking an eye - and a one year old who was born chubby and now beats up on her older sister. The only explanation I've come up with is that the two year takes after her daddy and the one year old takes after - um, never mind.

pekoponian said...

Reb. Mary- No! It is not possible to housebreak a child without snack bribes. I'm also glad I'm not the only mom who calls it housebreaking ;)