Have you ever been measured your height and weight not at hospital but school? Momo is measured every month at her pre-school. During the stay of Tsukareru, the lady from US, she seemed wondering about it and asked me why. I remember I couldn’t answer it clearly because it’s too common for us. So, I’ve never thought of why. I also had been measured during my school days, not so often as pre-school kids in middle or high schools days (only once a year, I remember.), but no one take it strange. The primary reason of body measurement would be to check how much you became bigger. That would make you think about your health and good opportunity to check your eating habit. And also, I guess there is the hidden sake for the schools to know how well students are taken care of by their parents. That it to say, detecting the mistreated kids. The meaning of this sake become bigger and bigger in these days…
Kids need so many monitors now comparing with the past. In the past, the monitors might be their parents only, or their close family. However, now you can’t necessarily count on them.
Few days ago, the 5 year old boy was found dead due to starving. The neighbors said that his mom, dad and his younger sister were found to go eat out without him. Another said, he thought the family had only 3 people. Apparently, the boy had not been fed enough for last 2 years at least. He was 5 years old. Same age with Momo. She is now 18 kg as you can see in the picture above. The boy was only 6 when he was found.
That boy did not have ANY SINGLE PERSON he could rely on in this whole world?? He was barely 5, and he had been starving almost all of his life beside HIS MOTHER. I can’t find any word for it.