Monday, February 26, 2007

He's Just Big Boned

I read the news today, oh boy.

"When Connor won't eat anything else, I've got to give him the foods he likes. I can't starve him."

Yes you can! You can starve that portly little sack of lard whilst chasing him with a cheese-grater on a stick from now until late April and he will be absolutely fine.

Maybe she's the reason I can hardly ever find any Roysters.

Americans: 14 stone is just shy of 200lbs


Me Over Here said...

That's just plain stupid and lazy. Some people just shouldn't have kids.

I also have a beef with parents that refuse to spank their child claiming that "time outs" are a lot less "violent" way to discipline their child. Meanwhile, said child is screaming bloody murder, lying in a puddle of their own pee because they couldn't get the latest Dragonball Z toy (or whatever kids like these days). I got spankings (lots, actually) and I don't hate my parents, nor am I a threat to society. Suck it up.

Sister Louise said...

Oh I'm so glad someone else is annoyed by this. Why is it that parents think they can't tell their kids what to do these days? He doesn't like eating his greens. Nor do most kids but they get told to shut up or eat up else they won't get anything else. Giving kids this sort of freedom just ensures that they think they never have to do anything that they don't want to do and the result is usually that they are a complete and utter waste of space when they grow up.

Me Over Here said... is now saying they're calling it "child abuse".

Huw said...

I tried to watch the TV show which aired last night about this portly fellow, but had to turn over when they showed him eating (plus gratuitous shots of his boy breasts) as it was making me feel a little queasy. The segment was sensationalist, managed to interview him away from his mother and they got some very unflattering footage of the boy and his family, which made me wonder why an earth they agreed to it. This, added to the whole situation, made me conclude the poor chap has been cursed with some exceptionally dim caregivers.

One aspect that all the coverage has sort of glossed over is that he is 5 foot tall already and has size 8 (US 9) feet, so he's already pretty massive by 8-year-old standards.

Kerstin said...

Oh God, this made me laugh. You're take on the situation is dead on. Happy Monday.