Overweight *EDIT TO* Obese (my bad) - parents make me sad.
Today at my child's gymnastics class, there were two parents attending witht their child. Very kind parents, really sweet, and it was so sad for me to see that in a very slow paced parents and me class, they were so winded by following around their child assisting them here or there, that they had to excuse themselves to go sit down for the remainder of the class (the teacher didn't miss a beat and picked up where the parents left off).
Please don't mistake this for a bash. I don't think they are "bad' parents (although I don't think they set a great example) , I don't think they are "bad" people, I make no assumptions about anything, It just makes me really, really sad for the child, and for the parents. That can't be a good feeling, I know it would really upset me to not be as engaged and involved in my child's activities as I want to be. As a child, it can't be a good feeling to not have your parents participate in a program because of their weight (which I doubt the 2 year old caught on to, she was a really sweet little girl).
I just felt sad for them.