Master11 has been chosen to represent the school in a swimming gala tomorrow along with a few others, i thought he would be really pleased and excited about it, he is a great swimmer.
However he has just broken my heart, bless him, he doesn’t want to take part because he says he is fat. He thinks that he will get picked on as soon as his peers see him in trunks.
This is so sad, I am devastated that he feels this way about his body, I certainly do not class him as fat, he is quite stocky but he is well proportioned, We haven’t weighed him as i don’t believe in weighing children at this age. You hear all the time about children having eating disorders and being obsessed about their weight, even at this young age, sometimes even younger. It is very common in girls, this morning at toddler group a few of the mums were talking about their daughters and their worries about their weight. Master11 is my 3rd boy and up untill now I had never even thought about one of my children having a problem with their weight.
Anyway, we have had a long chat tonight and he has agreed to give the gala a go, we are going to devise an exercise plan too and maybe try a bit of portion control, he adores his food and we have joked in the past of him being a human dustbin.
Feel so sad for him though, poor boy, i had no idea he had issues with his weight.
(images from Google)