Nanny State encourages canibalism

Those mean minded health obsessed busybodies have their targets set on grandparents now.

'Granny factor' link to obesity in children

Why can't they just fuck off and leave us alone?

Where are these obese children anyway?  "One-in-four Irish children is already overweight or obese by the age of three" they shrill but I haven't seen any of 'em.  Are they all stacked up on shelves somewhere in some gigantic Amazon warehouse?  Babies tend to be a little on the pudgy side anyway so calling a three year old "obese" is just nonsense, deliberately designed to whip up enthusiasm for their "cause".

Even if the kids are a bit overweight anyway, it is none of their damn business.  How I treat my grandchildren is between me, the kids and my daughter and anyone who thinks they have a right to tell us how to behave seriously deserves a crowbar through the teeth,

One of the joys of being a grandparent is indulging the grandkids a little.  When they come here, they have a fine time playing in the garden, exploring in the woods and getting stung by nettles.  When it comes near going home time we feed 'em loads of sweets, chocolate bars and sugary drinks.  If we get the timing right, the sugar-rush hits just as their parents come to collect them.  Great fun.  We all have a ball [except maybe the parents].

"Grandparents naturally enjoyed giving treats as they had grown up in an era when they were a much rarer occurrence, said Ms Foley-Nolan."  Talk about fucking stereotyping!  I suppose all grandparents were poor as kids as we all grew up during the war?  Bollox!  There were plenty sweets around when I was a kid and I was healthy enough.  There were fat kids and skinny kids and everyone minded their own business and no one, least of all the state would have gone around pointing fingers.  This "obesity epidemic" only started within the last couple of years anyway.  Five years ago, no one had ever heard of it, but suddenly all children are "obese"?

"'An element of indulgence is reasonable and healthy, but we'd encourage grandparents to also do other things – such as playing games with children, or cooking with them,' she said."

You can encourage all you like and I shall ignore you because it it none of your fucking business.

As for the last bit – I tried that.

They won't fit in the oven.

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Nanny State encourages canibalism — 11 Comments

  1. Oh hell, my Grandmother use to give us little paper cups of beer in the summer.  She was no fool.  A half and hour later we were all asleep.

  2. If we get the timing right, the sugar-rush hits just as their parents come to collect them.

    Oh, now that's evil, GD! 🙂

    There were fat kids and skinny kids and everyone minded their own business and no one, least of all the state would have gone around pointing fingers.

    Except that in those days in the playground, "fatso" and "twiglet" were common currency. Nowadays, anyone but the state using that sort of language will be marked for 're-education', a la N Korea. Very non-PC to be 'fattist' or ' thinnist'. Almost as bad as 'racist' and 'climate denier'. Unless, as I say, you work for 'Public Health', or some other state department, in which case you are doing it for their own good.

    • Maybe the fatsos of this world should get together and bring a court case or two charging Nanny with "minority discrimination" or some such.  In fact I can think of one or two minority groups who would benefit enormously from such an action!

  3. As my grandsons are 1200 miles away I don't get to see them all that often (except on Skype).  When I do "spoiling" is the order of the day.  Who are these busybodies anyway?

    By the way I must be older than you GD, I distinctly remember rationing coming off sweets,

    • I don't remember any mention of it.  I do remember the sweet shops being stuffed with penny-bars.  God but I loved those penny-bars  Anyone remember the Cough-no-More bars?

  4. There are two Ns in cannibalism. Pedantry apart, you are right about grandparents treating their grandkids. Treating the grandkids is a time-tested custom that no medics or childcare experts can take away from us. Lollypops should be given to children who eat all their frogs eyes dessert, but for old time’s sake bountiful grandparents should buy an extra lollypop to lick themselves.

    • Bollox!  That's what I get for relying on WordPress to check my spellings.  It didn't give me a red squiggle so I assumed it was alright.  [It's not a word I use on a day to day basis]

      We have a stash of stuff here for the grandkids.  We buy on the basis of sugar content and E Numbers.  Kids need a balanced diet.

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