My Mother in law has weight issues but not with her but my son. My son is really skinny but when he was a baby he was that cute chunky baby that looked like a cupie doll. He was fed healthy amounts and ate when he wanted. But I was never worried due to the fact I was a chunky baby. My family just tends to have chunky babies but we are typically skinny people in our youth.
My son does this funny thing that he starts getting a tad bit chunky before a growth spurt and then thins out. My brother and myself have done this. He is really active and can eat and eat and never gain more than a healthy weight for his age. Even his doctor tried to tell me that he needed to lose weight and I lifted his shirt and asked her "WHERE?!" My son is muscular not fat. I know it is starting to bother my son because he told me the other day he needed to be on a diet. That boy does NOT need a diet! I watch what he eats and we are not a junk food family. He loves his veggies and he eats every two hours with healthy portions. It just pisses me off that people are pushing this stupid agenda on a healthy boy! He is seven years old and he is thinking about a diet? I am about to flip my lid! People really need to stop pushing their issues on today's youth. Especially young healthy kids. Perfection isn't real and they shouldn't be forced into that. That is a HUGE reason I was anorexic because my mother would push that on me as well and I was never fat either. Through out high school I was a double zero and my mother would tell me I could afford to lose an extra pound. When I started eating healthy again and was a healthy 120 lbs I went to eat at my Mother's house because my sister made her famous potato soup. My Mother took that bowl out of my hands after the second serving and told me I was too fat to eat that much! Then she told me in front of my husband that no one would stay with a fat pig like me.
My sister reamed my Mother a new one! After that my Mother sought therapy for her issues and our relationship is better. But it did some damage to me that I am still trying to fix. I do not want people pushing my son the same way. To me he is perfect and to everyone who meets him they know he is perfect the way he is. My Mother who had the body disorder also told me he was a healthy weight (therapy is working great for her). So why do people have to keep pushing this?
This was taken at Christmas with his new scooter. That is my Mom. The shirt is a baggy plaid shirt.