Monday, November 22, 2010

Should I be concerned?

So I was loading the dishwasher tonight and noticed this collection of small measuring spoons in the sink, which is peculiar because I haven't cooked anything in, like, forever. So I asked Carlie what was up with the little spoons and she informed me that that's what she "eats with now,"

Apparently, this is her idea of a *diet*, wherein *diet* = OMFG she is 11 and weighs 98 pounds.



Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Gosh, for a minute I thought you were going to say she was cooking meth.

I think it's hard on girls these days with all the mixed messages they get. Be skinny and all airbrushed is the message from the media to which they are constantly exposed. Eat this and this and this and this is the message from the edible industrial complex to which they are constantly exposed.

I'm concerned. And then I worry if my concern might be causing Laura to be concerned and that concerns me.

It's concerning.

Kathy said...

Oh dear. I'd be concerned. But ultimately she's going to take to heart what you say, even if she doesn't admit it. Lots and lots of positive body image encouragement would be my course of action. Good luck and may the goddess force of booze be with you!

Jen on the Edge said...

Talk to her -- you know the drill. If she still worries about her weight and is eating with tiny measuring spoons, talk to your pediatrician. I'm sure that he/she will want to do a checkup and have a talk with Carlie.

Keetha said...

I thought she had taken up baking and I was all set to impression.

Ugh. Why does it start so early? (Then, again, why does it start at all??) The body issues and woes and worries.

Talk to your girl. That's a bit troubling, you know? Nip it in the bud so she'll be good and healthy.

Anna See said...

Shit. I hate this. I felt the same way at her age. No advice here.

Cheryl Guthrie said...

Are there girls at school teasing her or putting pressure on her? Cripes, you can't even be a kid these days.