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Kids Overweight

In another profound epidemiological study, children were found to be bigger. Everyone rush to the Diet counter, and get your kids ready for the yo-yoing to start.

No discussion of the fact that their parents are getting bigger (I am 4 inches taller and 60lbs heavier than my father, my wife is 3 inches and 20 lbs than her mother). Is it truly shocking that my children came out at 9 lbs 8oz, 22.75 inches and 10 lbs 8oz and 22.25 inches. It couldn't have anything to do with the continued consistent nutrition that has been available during the period I have been alive.

Of course, I do have a penchant for enjoying those nutritional calories and a job that has me typing all day.

Oh well.