Don't talk to me about taxing soda and soft drinks! New York is moving to put a tax on soft drinks to prevent obesity in children.
COME ON, PEOPLE! GIVE ME A BREAK!
If your child is overweight, and you are taxed on a can of soda - that would be, what? A penny a can per pound overweight? So normal weight for an average kid of 12 is 80 to 90 pounds - and if your kid of 12 weighs 120 pounds, how much is he (or she) taxed per pound overweight?
Don't get me started here!
When I grew up?
WE HAD RECESS!
WE HAD EXERCISE by playing outdoors until dinner, and even playing after dinner until dusk!
Don't talk to me about "fat" kids!
Get their ass off the couch!
Get them outdoors!
Teach them to ride a bike, not play a video game!
Don't take away their recess in school!
Let's play dodgeball! Scooter tag! Run! Jump! Be active!
Statistics say an average American kid drinks 50 cans of soda per month.
In my day, I was lucky to get 3 cans a month. (and I'm still skinny!)
Where did we go wrong?
GET THOSE KIDS OFF THEIR BUTTS !
GET THEM AWAY FROM THE TV AND VIDEO GAMES!
GET THE SCHOOLS TO BRING BACK RECESS (without the fear of a lawsuit against the school district because a parent's child skins a knee! GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!)
We rode bikes.
We built forts.
We built forts.
We created games and inventions like skateboards and scooters!
We had recess 2 times a day!
We played before school.
We played after school.
We walked to and from school. We weren't driven to school by some "helecoptor parent"!
Now, kids? Do me a favor . . .
GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND GO OUT AND PLAY!