I'm on Ready for Ten today too (you see this is why I haven't blogged for a day or two - other things have needed to be written) anyway this time I'm talking about why my daughters won't get fat.
H9 saw the title of the article and said: "Is that because we're always running about?" Yes dear, I said. That's not the whole of it of course, good food, good genes and youth play a part, but it's rare to see an obese child in this part of the world.
The red tops are constantly screaming statistics about the number of children that will be obese by the time they leave primary school but I don't know where all these children are because they're not here. Presumably they're in towns and cities? I have no idea.
I think all this hysteria over size is largely fuelled by a thin-obsessed media with so much scrutiny of 'puffy' tummies and celebs who have 'ballooned to a size 12' (to quote the gorgeously funny comedienne Sarah Millican). We should all rise above such rubbish and stop reading the Daily Mail.
There's too much focus on diets too - fuelling an industry which has to make sure we fail at weight loss to keep itself in business. And don't get me started on cosmetic surgery. Why does everyone want to look the same?
Down with it all I say. Ignore. Rise above. Go running. Eat cake.