Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

This is not funny.

At first glance the picture of this 41 pound, 8month old Chinese baby is comical. Until you consider the unfortunate reality associate with the picture. For those without perspective, my 2 year old, who is only slightly above average weight, weighs about 29 pounds. That's sixteen months older than this chugger.
The idiotic mother is breast feeding this kid 20 times a day. TWENTY TIMES A DAY. Now look, I know babies eat often. I remember that from when my son was breast feeding. But considering most babies sleep about 12-14 hours a day, this giant panda looking babe must be eating every waking hour.
Someone joked he was on his way to be a sumo wrestler. I dare say this kid, at this inexplicable rate, won't live long enough to be a sumo wrestler. This obviously hits my soft spot I have for children. While this is likely a very isolated incident, it speaks to the unfortunate fact that many people who have no business raising children are raising them right and left. Not only in China, but here in the US as well.