WOW. I have just read an earth shattering article. Seriously, y’all. I’m blown away.
I’ll post the link for you here
– but don’t even bother wasting the time to click over and read it. BECAUSE I CANNOT HOLD THIS EARTH SHATTERING INFORMATION QUIET ANY LONGER.
Okay…here goes…are you ready? Totally sit down for this! Okay. Are you sitting? You are not. You are? Oh you’re at work at your computer? They let you on Mother Cusser at work? I am so glad because I wasn’t sure if it would get blocked by the naughty filters – even though we all know that Mother Cusser is not an actual swear word. Remember when Google wouldn’t let me put Google Ads on my site because they said it was questionable? Jerks. I heard later it was because of the Miley photo I used when I wrote that article. WHATEV! Where do you think I found it?? Google image search. Hypocrites, really. I think Google is taking over the world and I’ll tell you what – that scares me!
Where was I?
Oh yeah – kids. So I was at lunch at my kids' school yesterday. I witnessed a sweet overweight boy talking to a sweet non-overweight boy. The non-overweight (NON O) boy said to the overweight (O)boy:
Hey – I can tell that’s your little brother. You guys look alike.
Yeah I hear that a lot. It’s our hair.
You look the same but you are fatter!!
I bring this up because I’m regularly getting fussed at for “fat shaming,” because I am blunt about parents who set their kids up for failure by not focusing on nutrition and exercise. Hey, guess what? The term “fat shaming” is stupid. I'm starting a new one - "Fat Blaming," and I'm blaming the parents. We can yell all day long about not saying such things. About loving our bodies no matter what. But that poor sweet boy heard it anyway. Wouldn’t it have been better if the child wasn’t overweight to begin with? I get that overweight still happens. And I will still say parents of overweight kids should be held accountable. I did lean over to the sweet non-overweight kid and said, “Hey man, that’s not cool.” He looked surprised. And then he apologized. The other boy just waved it off. I felt that it was unfair that he was put into this position to begin with. Come on America – the problem is not “fat shaming,” the problem is allowing the kids to get fat to begin with.
One of my kids said to me yesterday, “If we’re supposed to exercise 60 minutes a day to stay fit, then why do grocery stores sell so much junk food?”
I was stunned. Smart kid. Funny and good looking too. Takes after his sweet ole Mother Cusser.
I told him because it’s America and for some reason we need to have free choice to buy our Twinkies in bulk if we want to.That we need to be smarter than the store and make the right choices and that stuff will go away.
Not to mention the crap they serve in the cafeteria. But we all are aware of that one. Same son asked me why schools serve fried foods if we’re supposed to be healthy. He asked me why we would serve our children this food when we know it’s bad? Man, that kid is awesome. And he’s right. We are gross for allowing that and not changing it.
I Googled (gawd I hate Google) how to fix this problem and found this:
Tell someone in charge of your school's dining services to make a change before your kid’s health suffers. First, do some research to find out who makes the decision about which dining service gets a contract with your school. You could go to your principal or ask a teacher. If that doesn’t work, find the names of some members of the Board of Education on a school newsletter and try to call them.
They also say this:
Give a sample survey to the diners
Please rate the cafeteria food you are eating now using the scale below. Rate the food based on taste, nutritional value and freshness. Score each food item from 1 (worst) to 5 (best).
Today's lunch Items Taste Nutrition Freshness
Tater Tots 12345 12345 12345
Cheeseburger 12345 12345 12345
Cherry Pie 12345 12345 12345
The results from this survey will help you figure out what the diners think about cafeteria lunch food.
And they even offer fun tips for letter writing!
Tips to remember while writing your letter:
Get to the point- state your case in the first paragraph.
(Instead of blabbing on and on about whatever pops into your dumb head)
Be pleasant- no one wants to respond to a completely negative letter.
(What’s that now?)
Keep it natural- take on a conversational tone and make sure sentences aren't too long.
(No one reads long rambling sentences…?)
End with action- suggest to the reader what their next steps should be.(Complaining is not an action)
Presentation is key-
make sure there are no spelling mistakes or weird formatting issues. (American’s doez thatt, alot)
So I’m going to do it. You do it too. Make life better for our kids. It’s your job.
Oh yeah I forgot to tell you about my earth shattering news. You know what? Just go ahead and Google “earth shattering news.” I’m sure Google won't let you down.