This afternoon we had friends from church over for swimming & food. Our friend, B, is a single dad of 2 boys; 8 & 5. The boys are both bigger than they should be but the 5 year old is morbidly obese. He is maybe 4' & has to weigh at least 150+.
The 5 year old had 2 hamburgers & a hot dog, 2 ice cream desserts, chips, soda, kool-aide, & started to eat the left over cheese but I told him he had had enough to eat. This was in a 2 hour period. B just kept feeding him.
B just let him eat. B is not lean by any means but he's not huge. His son is going to be in serious trouble if B doesn't nip this thing in the bud.
Would you tell B that he needs to do something? NOW!
I'm sick about it. But here's funny (not funny ha ha but funny sad). I saw myself in this kid. I could eat like that. That realization made me sad for 2 reasons...First, because this is a little kid who is getting no guidance & obviously trying to fill some void. For me & most importantly, because I saw how gross that kind of eating can be.