Monday, March 3, 2014

Yes, I'm Judging Your Grocery Cart

Yesterday I got home from a weekend wedding that I went to solo.  B stayed home with H and they had a great time, as did I.  And no, I don't think its weird that I went to a wedding alone.  And, yes, he is perfectly capable of taking care of H and I trust him completely.  I didn't marry and idiot and we are equal parents.  Can you tell I have feelings on that subject?

Anyway, while H was taking a nap I made a grocery store run.  I try to only shop once a week, and you all know Sunday is prep day so I needed to go.

I've really changed my shopping habits in the last few years, shopping the perimeter of the store for fresh fruits and veggies, meat, dairy, etc.  I don't spend as much time in the center of the store where the processed foods seem to live. 

But anyway, I was on the bread aisle (picking up whole wheat bread and sandwich rounds) when I saw 2 little girls with their parents.  Now I am not trying to fat shame a small child but these girls were probably about 4 and 6 and they were obese.  Huge bellies, too tight shirts.  I immediately looked at the parents, both of which were overweight.  They were getting snack cakes and cookies, which are located on the same aisle.

I was furious.  As parents it is our job to select the food options that are available in the house.  We are supposed to teach our kids about healthy food and balanced eating and make sure they are getting the nutrition they need to grow, learn and be healthy.  For the most part, kids can only eat what they are given access too, and if that is cake and cheetos and fried crap, then you get fat.

These girls are probably in for a life time of weight battles and self esteem issues.  Ugh!  I was so mad, I actually had to refrain myself from telling the Mom it was child abuse.  Ok, not really, I wouldn't have said that.  But I wanted to.

I am not claiming to be the healthiest Mom on the planet, but I try to limit sweets and provide whole, balanced options for H.  I pride myself on being a working Mom that still has some time to cook and provide good meals for my family.

I wanted to rant about it on Facebook, but I try not to post political or controversial topics on there.  Good thing I have my own blog so I can tell everyone that yes, I do judge you based on what I see in your shopping cart!

1 comment:

Jason and Jenny said...

Agree! I totally think it's child abuse abd thinking about it makes my blood boil. Glad you got to vent it out here!