I’ve got all this stuff to talk about today! One thing I have to just say outright… Kyan has gotten so damn cute lately! I’ve got to post pics soon… Looks just like Jaben at that age!
Oh, also, haven’t updated the blogroll yet – I’m lazy like that. But I will. Some links are outdated and some blogs are no longer updated so I will try to get to that this weekend. Thank you to the two who responded. Apparently nobody else loves me.
There’s a lot I want to write about but I’m not sure how far I’ll get. First, I’m sure you’ve heard about this thing with schools sending home BMI reports to parents. If not, clink here.
Now, I have 2 feelings on this. One… it’s good that the schools are taking an interest in the health of the kids. Obesity in this country is outrageous and we definitely need to do something about it. But the stronger feeling is more one of WTH??? What do they think this will do to self esteem and self image? Kids with a bit of pudge may well take this too seriously and develop eating disorders, kids already tease each other – we ALL know kids are cruel – so why give them more ammunition? And what about the schools responsibility? My son doesn’t even have PE class right now. They only get that one quarter of the year, and recess is only part of lunch… so they get pretty much no exercise throughout the day. And the lunch menu? Yikes. This is Jabe’s schools lunch menu for this week:
Monday: Chicken Nuggets, French Fries, Apricots, Bread N Butter, Milk
Tuesday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Pears, Peas, Bread Stick, Milk
Wednesday: Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Pears, Snicker Doodle Cookie, Milk
Thursday: French Toast, Syrup, Sausage Patty, Hash Brown Potato,
Applesauce cup, Milk
Friday: Pizza, Corn, Fruit Cocktail, Chocolate Cake, Milk
I copied this right off their website, so I know this is what’s being served. I hope other schools are doing better, but with a lunch menu like this, almost no recess, no PE classes 3/4 of the year our schools at least have little to no room to be sending out BMI notices to parents. They haven’t, and I would certainly hope they wouldn’t. We don’t eat all that healthfully at our home, but we certainly eat better than that. I’m afraid this kind of menu is the norm at US schools… which, along with the decrease in recess and PE definitely contributes to the increase in childhood obesity. I don’t know how to fix it, but I do know that sending BMI reports home with kids isn’t the answer.
Moving on, can I just say that Angelina Jolee is a moron? Clink here to see why I’d say that. I mean really, what kind of mother says that kind of thing about her own child?? I never really liked her to begin with – she’s shown herself to be dumb as a box of rocks, her work with impoverished children notwithstanding, she just bugs the hell out of me. I hope to God that little girl never reads what her mother said about her. That’s just wrong on so many levels.
Last… did you see that king George will be addressing the nation tonight? Something about sending more troops to Iraq? Who elected this guy anyway?? Posting this will probably get me on some kind of list, but I don’t really care… the guy is a dangerous moron and I really can’t wait until he’s out of office. I beg you, Democrats, please, please nominate someone with brains, compassion and understanding of the American people next time around!! We need someone who will take steps to fix this mess! A big job to take on, sure, but imagine… anyone who can begin the daunting task of reversing little Georgie’s 8 yrs in office could potentially come out looking like one of the greatest Presidents in history! I think I’ll probably watch him on TV tonight… if for no other reason than to try to figure out what the hell. Agree with me, disagree… it’s only one person’s opinion. Of course if you check his approval rating you might find that I fall within the majority, but still… just my opinion.
Ooh! Found a cute one on my computer….. enjoy!