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    • She's setting them up for an eating disorder -- Votes: 14
    • She's being realistic but poor (embarassed) girls -- Votes: 23
    • I don't see anything wrong with what she said -- Votes: 26
    • Other -- Votes: 5
Michelle Obama's kids are fat...? Poll endless possibilities Due November 7; 6 kids; Tacoma, Washington 40890 posts
3rd Feb '10
Kimb3rly 827 1 child; Buckeye, Arizona 4857 posts
3rd Feb '10

shes got a really big head ... like oprah

mama erica. 2 kids; New York 60568 posts
3rd Feb '10

I don't see anything wrong with what she said. Maybe I missed the part that was supposed to be offensive. But she has her pedi told her her children are becoming overweight, and that she hadn't noticed it, and that she wants to get them on the right track.

I think it's great she isn't in denial, and that she wants to keep her kids healthy and not overweight.

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
3rd Feb '10

Meh. I don't see the problem.



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Rumple Foreskin 3 kids; Kentucky 47763 posts
3rd Feb '10

Not a thing in the world wrong with it. It's called empathizing.

blahhhhhhhhhh Due May 24; 1 child; Michigan 0 posts
3rd Feb '10
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The Monsters Mom 1 child; Humboldt, Tennessee 1029 posts
3rd Feb '10

I dont think she is hurting her children at all, if her childrens Doctors told her that they are becoming over weight then obviously they needed a change. Childhood obesity isnt taked about very openly because no one wants to admit they have fat kids, like the first lady said, "she thought her kids were perfect". Someone needed to be the first one to speak up and im glad it waas her who did, when i was a child my eating habits were monitered closely, as well as my siblings, i dont think that children should be snaking on crap all day. I think michelle obama is a ballsy woman and is going to change how people look at things, i think she is a wonderfully lady thats helped out alot of people. and now shes going to help out obese children

Amy {30+} 19 kids; Wisconsin 24541 posts
3rd Feb '10
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Aido'sMama Florida 9765 posts
3rd Feb '10
Quoting Kissy Chrissy:
endless possibilities Due November 7; 6 kids; Tacoma, Washington 40890 posts
3rd Feb '10

I think that the girls might be embarassed, or they might not, depending on their personalities and the way they have been brought up.

My daughter has a really thick skin and is really self confident, so when her pedi said she was getting a little chubby (like 10th percentile for height and 25th for weight-before a growth spurt) , she was like "I'm not fat at all, I'm the skinniest girl in my class. I'll just start eating more veggies and treats in moderation." She's 8. But my son, who is 6, gets embarassed really easily and is always worried about looking fat. He's not fat at all though, he's 90th percentile for height AND weight.

I just think that She hopefully knows her daughters well enough to know whether it is a sensitive topic for THEM or not.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
3rd Feb '10

I don't think it was necessary for her to announce it to the press, but I don't see anything wrong with her concern.

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
3rd Feb '10
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mama erica. 2 kids; New York 60568 posts
3rd Feb '10
Quoting Aido'sMama
Rumple Foreskin 3 kids; Kentucky 47763 posts
3rd Feb '10
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mama erica. 2 kids; New York 60568 posts
3rd Feb '10
Quoting Kissy Chrissy: