HomeHome  PortalPortal  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Elmer, the fat kid

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
whitelighter
New Pioneer
New Pioneer


Number of posts : 64

PostSubject: Elmer, the fat kid   Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:21 am

Don't remember which episode this was, but was anyone else proud of Elmer for standing up to his ma and telling her not to encourage his younger brother to overeat and end up fat like him? I'm glad his pa was supportive of him in this instance.

I really hope Michelle Obama is able to help put an end to childhood obesity.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gin
Ingalls Friend for Life
Ingalls Friend for Life


Number of posts : 5918
Location : Curled up with a great book.
Mood :

PostSubject: Re: Elmer, the fat kid   Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:43 am

Yes, I am glad Elmer helped him brother. He had seen how bad kids treated him and didnt want to see that happen to his brother.

I always thought that maybe they stuffed him up a bit to make him look bigger than he really was. Not sure though.

We do need help in our Nation with childhood obesity. I know in my area there needs to be more programs like the Y that reduces costs for kids to sign up for soccor etc. Sometimes the costs are just what holds parents back from getting their child involved.
With the cut of teachers in our area too, I just hope they don't cut our PE teachers. This is too important in the fight of obesity.




It is the lack of Christianity that has brought us where we are. Not a lack of churches or religious forms but of the real thing in our hearts. LIW.....Words From a Fearless Heart
Back to top Go down
View user profile
bethandmanly
Dean's Dedicated Diva
Dean's Dedicated Diva


Number of posts : 7212
Location : In a book
Mood :

PostSubject: Re: Elmer, the fat kid   Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:49 am

It's not just kids, it's a lot of adults too. My daughters like to eat at Golden Corral (yuck). Whenever you go in there half the patrons must be over 300 pounds. Punishing the restaurants like they did in California (forcing them not to offer toys with their high calorie kid's meals) is putting the blame in the wrong place. As individuals we need to make the right choices about diet and exercise. Yes, there are some with medical problems out there that cause weight gain, but for the rest of us, we need to do what it takes to stay in shape. I'm finding it harder to control my weight now that I'm older. I'm not overweight, but I'm totally out of shape, and need to fit exercise into my schedule. I'm responsible for that, not the fast-food restaurant I visit where I buy a hamburg and fries that I wash down with a Coke.


Photobucket
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://ccmalandrinos.com/
jes9
Walnut Grove Resident
Walnut Grove Resident


Number of posts : 1066
Location : Cincinnati, OH

PostSubject: Re: Elmer, the fat kid   Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:19 pm

I think the Elmer episode was "For the Love of Nancy". Elmer had a crush on Nancy, and of course it didn't take Nancy long to figure out how to use that for her benefit (and Elmer's expense).


Back to top Go down
View user profile
ChristinaAL
Little House Lady
Little House Lady


Number of posts : 2739

PostSubject: Re: Elmer, the fat kid   Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:16 pm

I completely agree, Cheryl. In alot of cases, people need to hold themselves responsible for their actions. I was proud of Elmer for standing up to his mother but at the same time, this episode breaks my heart - kids can be so cruel. The ending was sweet though, and Nancy, well, she'll always be Nancy! Laughing




"It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Vanesa
Ingalls Friend for Life
Ingalls Friend for Life


Number of posts : 5178
Location : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mood :

PostSubject: Re: Elmer, the fat kid   Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:52 pm

jes9 wrote:
I think the Elmer episode was "For the Love of Nancy". Elmer had a crush on Nancy, and of course it didn't take Nancy long to figure out how to use that for her benefit (and Elmer's expense).

Yes. It was "For the Love of Nancy". I was happy when at the end, Elmer realizes that Nancy is using him for her benefit and doesn't pay attention to her any more. grinsmiley

Vanesa.


Back to top Go down
View user profile http://jacintapichimahuida.obolog.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Elmer, the fat kid   Today at 10:23 am

Back to top Go down
 
Elmer, the fat kid
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Elmer, the fat kid
» Author Elmer Kelton Dies
» Orange & blue vase
» Elmer's Rotted Wood Stabilizer

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Little House on the Prairie :: LHOTP Series & Cast Members-
Jump to: