Halloween is About Candy Not Insults

Halloween Candy Pic

There is a crazy lady in West Fargo who is giving out notes to kids who she deems to be over weight this Halloween. This crazy lady is literally telling the parents and the child that he or she is just too fat and unhealthy to receive a piece of candy from her and that they are bad parents.

fat kid letter2222She says it takes a Village to Raise a Child, but that she is disappointed with her village. Well I think the villagers need to sharpen their pitch forks and light their torches and chase this crazy lady out of town!

Personally I don’t want the village idiot telling me and my children what to do! Do you honestly think overweight people and children don’t know they are overweight? Does this idiot think chunky kids need a total stranger pointing out to them that they are chunky? Does this idiot think that the parents’ of the chunky kid needs to be told, “Hey, your kid is too chunky?” I think not.

I have a new motto to replace the classic “Village” one. My motto is Mind Your Own F’ing Business!!! You have no clue what is going on with those people or their circumstances. Perhaps your over judgmental mind is correct, and they love to eat large quantities of unhealthy food, but maybe you are completely WRONG!

There are MANY medical reasons why some people are overweight. Prednisone is used to treat dozens of illnesses. As someone who used to be on it, it is a steroid that makes you blow up like a balloon, and losing weight while on it is impossible. Prednisone is used to treat asthma and cancer, and that is just two examples. Do you really want to tell those kids they are too fat for your stinking candy??

Another reason some children are over weight is because the family is struggling financially. The truth is, processed food is cheaper. If you are trying to feed a family of four with only $50 a week you are NOT loading up on fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean cuts of meat. The sad truth is many people need quantity over quality.

Feeding a family on an extremely limited budget means mac & cheese, hot dogs, peanut butter, ramen noodles, $5 Hot & Ready Pizza, and whatever cheap products you can acquire with your coupons. This kind of food will fill tummies but it comes with a consequence, it will also thicken waistlines. Still, what is the alternative? Sending you kids to bed hungry because you don’t have enough “healthy” food in the house? Would you ever tell a child, “Sorry, you are too poor to get a piece of candy from me?”

So to this crazy lady, and any one else who is planning on giving out pennies to the chunky kids and candy to those they deem worthy of candy, I say to you, “Get off you high horse and don’t judge people, especially children, you don’t even know!” If you choose to pass out candy for Halloween then don’t be a douche bag. Give EVERY child that comes to your house a piece of candy. Remember, Karma is a bitch, and what goes around comes around. And if Karma doesn’t get you, those “chunky” kids you insulted might just come back and egg or T.P. your house!

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