I saw that one of the featured posts was about how a parent can allow their children to become obese.
I ofter wonder this. And this may sound extremely judgemental, but I am starting to feel like SO isn't paying attention to SS's weight issue. He is overweight for his age, and though I try to cook decent meals and I don't buy a lot of junk food, SS eats constantly. (Again, I'm not being mean!) We ate dinner last night and he had three tacos. Not a lot, by any means. I had the equivelant of two tacos. We finished dinner and SO told SS he needed to shower before bed. SS immediately asked if he would have time for a snack. He just ate dinner ten minutes ago.
So he goes in his bedroom and when I walk by, I see he's eating candy. Big deal. I keep a stash next to our bed sometimes so I don't think much of it. Ten minutes later he asks SO if he can go to the vending machine (we live in an apartment building that has one). He comes back with cookies.
I realize he is growing. However, I feel like he needs to eat a better balanced diet. I buy healthy snacks every week, and while I know kids don't generally like carrots or celery, they shouldn't be eating chips and cookies six times a day. SS no longer fits into his newest jeans comfortably and wants to wear sweatpants all the time. I like wearing sweatpants, too, but only around the house. The buttons dig into his stomach, that's why he doesn't like wearing jeans.
It's a sensitive topic for anyone. Should I stop buying any sort of "junk" food since I grocery shop?