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