Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's sad.

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. -Elbert Hubbard
 
Yeah, I do think this is sad.  It's SAD.  So what?   It's not about weight to me; it's about being aware as a parent.  The girl looks uncomfortable.  The doll even looks uncomfortable.  Would you be comfortable there?

I could be wrong.  The girl might be having the time of her life.  Bike rides might be her favorite thing in the world.  The Mom might be fantastic.  Who knows for sure?  Not me, and not you.

I'm over it.

7 comments:

Allyson & Jere said...

This hurts me on just so many levels! No, no, no, no, NOOOOOOO!

Jen said...

Oh. My. Gosh.

Our Family said...

At least she is out being active..... I say kudos to her for making the effort!

Megan said...

You are terrible! (in a good way)

Anonymous said...

I agree with the "Our Family" commenter. Those who struggle with obesity suffer so much from degrading comments and negative stereo-types. I applaud the woman pictured for being willing to do something fun with her child, regardless of what other people think of her appearance. I guarantee that this woman knew that she would be the object of ridicule by riding the bike, but had the courage to do it anyway. Besides the need to wear protective headgear for both mother and child, I see nothing wrong with the picture.
As women and mothers and children of God, we should do all we can to encourage and uplift each other. I applaud the woman for her courage and efforts to do something active and fun.

~Dana said...

When you were describing this picture on the phone I could only picture it in cartoon form. I feel for the lady. The good part is that she is getting off her butt and onto her bike. There is hope for our obesity-driven culture. Exercise and healthy eating is the only answer. Who wants to be depressed and over-weight and out-of-shape, anyway? This should be a wake-up call for us all.

~Dana said...

P.S. It is sad.