The 9 year old is starting to have an eating problem...she doesn't stop. She's 5'0" and 98 pounds. By no stretch of the imagination would I consider her overweight. But she does have...padding (as her Dr. Puts it). She's not very physically active so that makes things worse. We try to eat as healthy as possible in our house, so there's not an over abundance of junk food. I usually keep around crackers, pretzels, grahm crackers, and popcorn around. When we can afford it, there's lots of fruits and veggies. The problem is that no matter what, she just doesn't stop eating. She ate an entire watermelon in one sitting this summer!!! (She was home by herself). We've been teaching her about portions, and how to eat healthy, etc. I make sure not to say anything about her gaining any weight from not eating healthy, because I don't want her to get the wrong idea. If she's meant to be a larger person, that's fine, just as long as she is a HEALTHY larger person. This morning I forgot something at home, and had to turn back to get it. I walked in on her eating ice cream out of the container (we rarelly have ice cream in the house since hubby & I can't eat it). It was in the basement freezer and I didn't think she even knew that we had it! She ate almost 1/2 a pint!!!!! I have no idea what else to do with her, I don't want to put her on a diet since she's not technically overweight (just padded), I've been trying to work with her on proper portions, I've even taught her what her body type needs for calories in a day, and I've made darn sure she knows I don't think she's fat, just that she doesn't eat healthy (& by not healthy I mean helping herself to enormous portions).
AND THEN there's the hubby I'll try to explain without writing a long novel (we worked for the same company, but in different divisions). Basically 2 years ago I was having some issues at my job (simply, I was being paid less & promotions were given to less qualified) and wanted to go to HR about it. He essentially said he didn't want me going because it would cost me my job (which it probably would have at some point if I went). Fri, he tells me that he reported his temporary supervisor to HR for harassment. I'm beyond words right now
Why do those three have to gang up on Mom all at once???? Couldn't they have spaced it out a little???