Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I've never watched Biggest Loser in my life. For some reason, I started watching it this season and caught up on recordings of the first two shows and am now watching the third. Something unexpected happened, my children are fascinated with this show. It's interesting all the conversation that has been sparked. They love exercising while watching and today, we're watching it after school and they're snacking on grapes and sunflower seeds. During the part where the doctor is throwing all the junk food in the house in the trash - one kid says 'I understand why they're throwing it out, but couldn't they at least donate it to a food pantry or homeless shelter?'. Then my 9 yr old son chimes in and says 'WHAT? and make all the homeless people fat? It's junk, just throw it away'. I beamed... as he is the worst eater of all the 5 children in this house! None of my children are overweight, but aren't perfect either. I do love though how they are enthusiastic about healthy eating and exercise. I actually moved all my weights and jump ropes and such right into the living room and they randomly pick them up and do exercises all the time. It doesn't go with the so called decor, but who cares!
This is a picture of my kids at the top of Enchanted Rock - a nice hike/climb that wore them out but they loved it. Yes, I am raising kids who go hiking and camping and play OUTSIDE, and are NOT video game junkies. Yes, we have video games and Nintendo DS and XBOX Kinnect, but it does not rule their lives. We also read books and visit parks and ride bikes and allk inds of things.