From Paul, Child's Age 10 - 08/03/21 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey, recently I had a moment or rather I should say several, where I was just like, Woah my son has gotten big.
I adopted Micah when he was 8, back then he was rather normal sized if somewhat tubby and out of shape.
I didn't pay close mind to that since I was more trying to have him happy and get settled in here. He's a nice Lil dude but has some issues, lots of foster kids do, but I wouldnt be a good dad if I didn't try to help him, yknow?
so some time passed, now it's a bit over 2 years later.
and he went from tubby to just huge and in hindsight I'm surprised I didn't notice, we spend lots of time around each other, you know?
Recently his bed just fell apart under him and he had some other mishaps happen, like him delaying going to the bathroom so much he didn't make it in time.
or like, we had to get new clothes for him since he didn't fit in the previous anymore and just couldn't find anything in the store that fit him, I had to look around for a place that carries plus sized kids clothes and even there it took a while
do yall have similar things happen and could you give advice for some of these tyoe of things, im still pretty lost sometimes as a father.
Reply from Seongwha, Child's Age 18 - 08/04/21  - IP#:
Hi Paul. Some similar things happened with my sons, although when he was older. He has broken slats in his bed before, a couple chair, and grows out of clothes very fast. I know exactly what you mean when you say you have moments where you realize how big your kid is. That happened to me several times, probably much later than it should have. Micah is very young, does he have any trouble at school with that weight? Has he mentioned it ever?
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 17 - 08/03/21  - IP#:
Whoa, that is quite hefty indeed. How does he find it himself? Does he complain any himself about being big? And how is his eating habits - what and how much? A good start would be to avoid him gaining even more weight, as it very quickly can affect his mobility and/or health if he gets bigger.
Reply from Paul, Child's Age 10 - 08/03/21  - IP#:
4'6" and 268 pounds. Activity ehhhh it's really hard to get him motivated to do stuff thats physical, he gets interested in a lot of things but doesn't like physical effort
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 17 - 08/03/21  - IP#:
How big is he? And how is his eating and activity habits? It does not take much to need plus sized clothes, but from what you tell, it sounds like he is pretty big.