Monday, February 26, 2007

Mother May Lose Custody of Obese Boy

The zoo bought him.

Authorities are considering taking an 8-year-old boy who weighs 218 pounds into protective custody unless his mother improves his diet, officials said Monday.

This is a touchy subject but here it goes. We are all in agreement that children shouldn't smoke right? So we could say that giving an 8-year-old cigarettes is bad parenting. Because smoking can kill you. We're all in agreement that children shouldn't consume alcohol right? So, giving an 8-year-old a few pints of Guiness is also bad parenting. Because alchol can kill you. Guess what else kills you over an elongated period of time. Poor diet. But should the child be taken away from her. That's a tough one. But honestly, I'm almost thrity and I don't weigh 218 pounds. At 8, that's a big little boy.

Social service officials will meet with family members Tuesday to discuss the health of Connor McCreaddie, who weighs more than three times the average for his age.

Guess it doesn't help that the kids last name sounds like a McDonalds breakfast sandwich.

"The worst case would be Connor getting taken into care. He is well cared for," the boy's mother, Nicola McKeown, told ITV television.

"We roll him over every twenty minutes or so. "

"Child abuse is not just about hitting your children or sexually abusing them, it is also about neglect," an official was quoted as saying.

This isn't neglect, it's over-indulging a child that doesn't know any better. It's simple, a child should be running, and jumping and playing and doing so without needing to be administered oxygen from a tank. Whether the child should be taken from his mother or not is irrelevant. Someone just better do something before someone tries to roll him back into the ocean.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mad Man, you make a good point, I just wonder how heavy the mother could be the Mcfastfood family

February 27, 2007 2:25 PM  

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