This week has been one of crashy-bad-news over and over again. Note to self: do some self care and DON'T READ STUFF THAT WILL UPSET YOU TODAY. That's why I don't watch the news anymore and am selective about the stuff I let myself read online. It's easy for me to become deeply affected by it, especially stories involving children. Yesterday's post left me shaking. Grown ups can do whatever they want with their bodies; tattoos, piercings, hair dye, lift weights, diet, liposuction, cosmetic surgery, even weight loss surgery. It's your life, it's your body, go for it. I wont cheer you on for some of that stuff, but nor will I lecture you. However, and this is a big however, you cannot fuck up your children. Got that? Do not fuck them up; dieting is fucking them up. Berating them for their size, mental ability, sexual orientation, gender, what.ever., is fucking them up. Don't do it. Don't be a bad parent; be the best damn parent you can, and if you know you're not a good parent, if you know you're fucking up your kid, if you're hurting them in any way, get help. Please please please get help. You are your child's first, last and sometimes only line of defense in a world that will try its best to hurt them, either by design or by accident. Be fierce in your love-you cannot love your children too much, but putting them on a diet or telling them to have WLS, or making comments about their weight, that's not love. That's fucking them up. Don't do it.
Now, I have to get ready for a job interview so I'm off for the day. Take 'er easy, folks, and TGIF, eh?