Obese is such a rough word. Phonetically it sounds awful. The O is long, The B is harsh. And it always make me think obeast when I read it or hear it. The beast of obesity is an unwelcome reality. And a tragedy for a child.
You may have already asked yourself this question. Is my child obese? And, you probably already have an answer. I’m going to write this post anyway because it’s about more than just knowing that answer. It’s about the hard truths in general that we need to tell ourselves when we are parents. It can be hard to do this sometimes, but, maybe not as hard as you think! Let’s see.