I'd like to thank my daughter for my being able to do this piece because without her permission, she would have probably killed me.
With the invention of the Happy Meal from McDonald's, we found that in addition to the food, the toys were wonderful treats for them. These simple pleasures seemed to make them so happy. Don't get me wrong. I am not blaming McDonald's for their food being healthy or otherwise. My blame is aimed squarely on we the parents. We loved to shower our children with things that they liked but what we were not paying attention to; was that when it comes to food, everyone's body is affected differently.
By age six, the extra love through food intake was beginning to catch up with her. It all seemed to happen very quickly but it really didn't. What happened next was a child with unnecessary extra weight and a very angry pediatrician.
To be continued .........
I love my New York home. Its diversity inspires me. I would not for the world trade my multitude of experiences there.