The current CO that DH and BM have allows an extended 2 week vacation per parent. BM just currently finished her 2 week extended vacation with SS and now SS is at our house for 2 weeks.
SS is a big boy. He's 6 years old, almost 4'1" and now 72lbs. He's always been on the bigger side and DH and I use to not worry so much because he's active. The problem here is that before SS went on his 2 week stay with BM he was 68lbs. So within the 2 weeks that he was with him BM he gained 4 lbs and no he did not get any taller. Just to let you guys know, I'm not a weirdo that makes the kids weight themselves. We have a scale out and the kids (SS and DS) like to play on the scale and read the numbers out loud.
This worries both DH and I because BM and her family are not very healthy. SS meals when he's there is either take out or consists of noodles, rice, canned meat (sausages, corned beef, spam), and fried eggs. Yes, he'll have the occassional veggie when he's at his BM's house but you can always tell in his attitude towards fruits and veggies that he doesn't have it on a regular basis. Also they let him drink whatever he wants, so it's always soda, juice and chocolate milk. So most likely that weight gain is due to bad foods and inactivity -- he plays on his ds, wii and ipad all day at his BM's house.
**i forgot to add that BM has had several health problems already which can be traced back to a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits**
BM is well aware that the doctors have said SS is too heavy for his age and height. I know we can't change the way BM raises SS. We try our best to feed the kids balanced meals and they do have the occassional treat, so at least I know when he's at our house he eats good foods. And he sees me working out at home, so he understands that exercise and moving around is important. We also have him go outside and play whenever he's with us.
Sorry, it's such a long post but --- is it normal for kids to gain that much in such a small amount of time? What do you guys do to ensure your biokids and skids are eating properly? What are your favorite physical activities with your kids?
---- Since a lot of you ladies have mentioned that weight and how the weight is carried is different .. , ss wears a size 10 in kids and it looks like we're going to have to move up to a 12 because his pants are not fitting around his waist anymore. We do have to tailor his pants because they're too long.