no witty title August 7, 2009
I wrote this in a comment on “upstairs room” s blog and I thought it was blog worthy:
I was just thinking to myself the other day (like, i had a total conversation with myself, lol) how it is so twisted the way we educate our kids. I mean of course it is important to learn of math, science, history ect…. and to have a good education in order to have a good future. but, to have a good future in what way? monitarily? what good is money, if our health is so bad? Isn’t our health the MOST important? so why dont we emphasize good eating habits, more nutrition classes and more focus on physical activity? Its just sad and backward thinking to me.
answer to beerab’s question, yes we have bikes and I am going to start taking my kids on more bike rides. we do alot of bike rides now, but not on a regular basis. If we dont bike, I am going to at least take him on runs/ walks to get the boy moving. Yes, 10 yr olds should be around 80-100lbs. He (my son) is a little taller than most 10 yr olds, but he is still overweight even for his height. He does eat too much junk. I am not the one that brings in into the house either. My DH is the culpret with that. he has gotten better because of all the nagging I do about it, but the junk is still there in small doses. His thinking is that the rest of the family shouldn’t have to “suffer” because I am eating healthy. dont ya love that….. like eating good healthy food is suffering or something ;) what ever….
this swine flu thing is starting to really scare me. I am a respiratory therapist and work in the ICU’s often. Just in the past month we have had 2 deaths of 50 some yr old who were otherwise healthy, who died of swine flu. There is one more about to die tonight in ICU on a ventilator. She was healthy until she got swine flu. It’s scaring the crap out of me, I hope they get a vaccine soon. we have to wear super strength isolation masks and such, but its still worrysome. anyway, Im at work, so I better get off here. have a good night