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About this couple at the doctors' surgery

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CorusKate Wed 05-Mar-14 13:35:45

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fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 05-Mar-14 13:36:54

Aww it's just affectionate messing about.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 05-Mar-14 13:37:35

Dd does it to DH..who does have a belly.

UnicornCrisps Wed 05-Mar-14 13:39:05

Depends on the kids reaction to it, if he had been giggling along/being tickled etc then I don't think it's a problem. But nasty of them to make him feel uncomfortable sad

CorusKate Wed 05-Mar-14 13:39:24

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NatashaBee Wed 05-Mar-14 13:39:24

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CorusKate Wed 05-Mar-14 13:41:58

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MrsBearWasTired Wed 05-Mar-14 13:43:53

I had this as a kid, there was never any malice in it- just teasing about how tall I was and how skinny I was.

I hated it. Made me so self conscious, I spent a lot of time trying to blend into the crowd and didn't appreciate my height until my twenties.

TheReluctantCountess Wed 05-Mar-14 13:46:05

They'll be sorry when their kid points at a fat person in public and shouts 'beer belly'.

UnicornCrisps Wed 05-Mar-14 13:48:59

I squidge DD all the time and call her chubby but she's a baby and she giggles. I suppose it's not nice once they are self aware.

formerbabe Wed 05-Mar-14 13:56:10

I wouldn't joke with my children about weight or their bellies...you could give them a massive complex!

TheReluctantCountess Wed 05-Mar-14 14:06:56

Exactly, formerbabe. You label them from a young age and they will grow up always believing it.

TeamHank Wed 05-Mar-14 14:10:25

Reluctant, this is why we don't do it - and won't let the boys do it to us either. I'm overweight and DS2 (4) sometimes points this out and I pull him up on it. I don't want him thinking it's acceptable otherwise he'll then do it to a total stranger!

tulipsaredelicious Wed 05-Mar-14 14:22:32

I don't like it. So many people use fat, chubbawub, etc as play talk but I think it builds up a stigma, potentially creating an issue. You can play the same game but make it about 'your lovely tummy' or something else positive.

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