He says it's for her own good

DearAL:
Our 8 year old daughter is slightly over weight, but due to proper nutrition and exercise she's lost alot, but not enough to my husband. Almost everyday after work he yanks her from her little friends and makes her walk on a kids treadmill he brought a month ago. You wont believe how much she cries, but he says it's for her own good.

Al, we don't need this machine. Any way to convince him?
-- Amy, Oregon

Dear Amy:
No SEX! But if that doesn't work, break it. Take it outside and smash it on the pavement. Use a hammer if you have to. The treadmill, not his penis!

Walking on a treadmill is nothing compared to running, jumping, and bike riding. Your daughter needs to be outside getting fresh air and exercise playing with her friends, not walking on a treadmill like an old woman. You're doing a great job with your daughter. Do what you have to do so he doesn't screw up her life.

9 comments:

R2K said...

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b o o said...

how horrible

Nadine said...

That's horrible. Throw away the treadmill and get your husband to play outside with your daughter instead.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chuck,

Did they put you on one of those when you were a kid (past tense is only assumed)?

It would explain much.

Rose said...

I can't believe they even make a product like this?

Webmiztris said...

yeah, make her play sports or something....the thought of a kid on a treadmill is just weird!

Sharon said...

Absolutely, AL. You couldn't be more right.

mindy said...

what an asshole dad.

DEBORAH said...

your daughter will need therapy, I'm sure...Wonderful advice, Al....you are so right!