I took the kids to the doctor for their annual physical. It was all good. My kids are healthy. But the doctor said something that disturbed me. She said we need to watch Motor Mouth's weight. WTH!!
My son has abs. You can see his abs. He is not bone thin, but he is NOT fat!! He is in karate, swimming, and baseball. He wears the SLIM cut from GAP!! Motor Mouth is in the 75th percentile for his height.
Does this look like a fat kid?
Is this because I am fat? I never used to be. Was I skinny? No. For the first 30 years of my life, I was not fat. I was within my BMI range. Does she think my child is going to be a fat kid because I'm his mom??
I have been a mean mommy. I don't give my kids a bunch of junk at home. They get milk in the morning and 1 glass of apple juice at lunch. The rest of the day, it's water.
I go to people's homes and they have all kinds of fattening cookies and chips and sugary cereals, pop, juice. Just junk for their kids to eat. No offense if that is what you feed your kids. We don't feed our kids a bunch of junk food. Last month, I bought Pop Tarts, marshmallows, and Dum Dum's to keep in the house because I saw other parents doing that and I thought I was been too restrictive.
Motor Mouth BEGS for dessert EVERYday. I tell him everyday he can't have dessert. And that you don't have dessert at every meal. We have dessert maybe every 2-3 weeks!
Well, fine. I'm going to go back to being a mean mommy.
My kid will.NOT.be.fat.