an interesting family....

@Cutie18f (9564)
Philippines
January 1, 2013 11:08pm CST
Yesterday I waited for a friend and client in a restaurant and I found myself amused by this family of three, a mother, father, and a girl who must be about three years old. The mother was the one who ordered the food and when she was bringing the tray with their food, the little girl was already hopping excitedly for she must have been very hungry already. Indeed, as soon as the mother started putting the food on the table, the cute girl was already getting herself ready, obviously wanting to eat already. I noticed that no food was given to the little girl because it was the mother and father who alternately fed her using the same spoon they were using. The little girl only had to open her mouth big saying "Ah, ah.." to mean she wanted food to be put in her mouth. The mother, who was overweight, was clearly also very hungry, so there was more food going to her mouth than to her kid (of course). So many times I would catch the little expecting the mother to give her the food the mother was scooping, but only to be left with her mouth wide open as the food was going to her mother's mouth. The father, also overweight, was only occasionally feeding the child. My, the family was so interesting to watch because I can see how they really appreciated the food. However, I think the little girl will soon suffer from weight problems because of what her parents have bought her. They had a large glass of coke, ice cream and fries for her and in spite of these foods given to her by her mother, she seemed not to be satisfied for she would keep on opening her mouth and say "ah, ah.." for her mother to feed her with rice and chicken. I know it's none of my business but I just couldn't help myself from watching them the whole time.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
2 Jan 13
This is truly an interesting story. Thanks for sharing! Those food are really fattening and their diet need to be revised. I hope this girl will have a better choice of diet when she grows up so that she did not ended up like her parents. I felt guilty too, I used to serve my son with deep fried food like sausage, fried chicken and nuggets.
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
2 Jan 13
It's actually what the parents feed their children that give them health problems in the future.
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2 Jan 13
actually the parents feds in their children that my children not a lazy person it is healthty and fitness in good. that is not weak in a crowd. my children is one of the most person in our society. he is better than other in all type of things. he take a better diet in a food. i used to serve my son with deep fried food like sausage, fried chicken and nuggets.
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• China
2 Jan 13
They are so funny, but i think maybe they should try to keep fit, because both of the couples are overweight. Their daughter may have weight problem when she grows up.
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@prashu228 (22131)
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey echo You are right they have to take care of their food habits what to take and what not at least from now ,funny but i think the girl is still small and might want to eat many varieties of food and parents's can never say no to that the girl might her self might take care of her food habits when she get's the knowledge of her looks and personality .Am i right?
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
2 Jan 13
Yeah right, but it is already clear that the little girl also loves to eat.
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@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
9 Jan 13
Sounds like they are babying their child and not helping their child to learn to eat properly. My kids, even when they were older babies would not let me feed them. They wanted to feed themselves. And so, I would let them feed themselves. Even if they made a mess, I thought that was better as they learned how to feed themselves. And also, they stopped eating when they were full. This child is not learning how to stop eating when she is full. And she is learning that is how to get attention from her parents - 'ah, ah, (feed me)' will get attention from her overweight parents. She is learning bad eating habits from her parents. And that is very sad. It is best if young children learn to feed themselves. But also, for parents to pay attention to their children in other ways than just feeding them.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
9 Jan 13
That is very true, Zoe.
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@prashu228 (22131)
• India
2 Jan 13
Hi cutie This is a real interesting story ,there are some points to appreciate and some points to think .The appreciating point is they are looking after their child very well giving her to eat what ever she wants ,feeding her though they are hungry they are trying to feed her and points they have to think is about their over weight and their child's weight in future as they are already over weight the have t take care of their child's eating habits at least.I hope they will at some point still she's a kid so no need to worry right now .happy to see Such a Nice family and thank's for sharing.
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
2 Jan 13
Hi Prashu! Yeah, it's a family that loves to eat so much. It is really amusing.
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2 Jan 13
once upon a time when i was going in jaipur so i am going in a restaurant and i found myself their is a family that so her mother order the food . then waiter come with food tray.o i see that nothing is good for the that girl.but parents say to him beta you can eat now . but that girl not eating that food so parents says him their you eat that type food.i am very sad to see that thing.
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
2 Jan 13
That's another sad story Vino.
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@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
10 Jan 13
Sound sad , two overweight parents , still not learning . They are teaching the child the same thin , she will so be fat and have health problems . I eat a lot and I love fatty food like fries and soda lol but I would not feed a young child so food and I would also stop eating so much if I got fat are have health problems.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
Passing on their bad habits of overeating to their kid is surely a bad thing.
@Hatley (157789)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jan 13
hi cutie oh my Gosh a three year old who has to be fed? really thats very interesting and the food they choose will condemn her to being obese before she is in her teens. My two when they were three were feeding themselves and oh my yuck.using a spoon the mom ate w ith? not snaitary at all. So the child is going to be spoiled rotten and be babyish not able to do much for herself and get really chubby when its not good to be that chubby. They are setting her up for being teased as a fat teen unless they change how they are feeding her and what they are feeding her.I wonder if she could talk as ah ah so unds like she may be retarded or something of that nature, maybe brain damaged but still they need to teach her to feed herself and teach her proper foods to eat
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
Yes Hatley. It is also a common practice among parents here to feed the kids with the same spoon because according to beliefs, it will make the kids fonder and closer to the parents.