Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A Day of Firsts

IN THE NEWS: According to the Assoc. Press, "A youthful-looking sex offender who enrolled in a charter school northwest of Phoenix spent one day in the seventh grade while pretending to be a 12-year-old boy." Officials called authorities when a man posing as his grandfather presented guardianship papers and a birth certificate that looked phony. There were no signs "the man" interacted with a any kids.
(Thank Goodness!!!)

Well, I did it. Yep. I actually did it. This is a major accomplishment, according to my hubby.

What did I do?

I. Took. My. Daughter. To....


Ouch! Who threw the shoe?

I'm serious here! My daughter will be five in April and I had yet--up until yesterday--to take her to McDonald's.

Well, what can I say? I'm a fast food snob as well as a POV snob. Not that I don't like fast food--I can house a pizza or Dunkin' Donuts coffee roll faster than any woman you'll ever see. But for some reason I'm just "eh" on old Mickey Dee's. (Sorry Ronald.)

Because of my snobby ways, my hubby pointed out that I was depriving our child of this "national treasure" experience. And I finally caved. So after story time at the library, my daughter and I went to lunch. She had a cheeseburger Happy Meal, but seemed more "happy" about the Littlest Pet Shop toy inside. I had a salad--pretty good, but the earth didn't move.

Oh well. At least I can relax and not worry about my daughter ending up in therapy 20 years down the line. Or at least...not for THAT reason.

Happy, Dad?


Chelle Sandell said...

Girl...I must be a baaaad mommy. A big, bad mommy. Both of my boys had their first hamburger there. They loved to play in their little playgrounds. Now I'm better cause I can get them apple slices and juice instead of fries and a coke to go with the fat burger.

But that is my BIG diet buster. I LOVE my Big Mac! It is my comfort food. I had to have one on the way home from taking hubby to airport. (But I've still lost 6 lbs this week!)

Elle Fredrix said...

I'm not a fan of Micky Dees, but I do love the fries, and I will eat a McChicken. (read picky eater!:o) )

I don't have kids but I do have a standing date with my 6 year old nephew. At least once a month I pick him up from school and we spend the evening together. We can go anywhere he wants for dinner, but it's always a cheeseburger happy meal.

I guess every kid should get to escape hearing "eat your vegetables" at least once and a while!

Chicki said...

I agree with Chelle. Mickey D's has improved their menu considerably in recent months. Their fruit, nuts and yogurt is fantastic! You can take your kids there and no give them the real junkie stuff.

Six pounds this week? Go, Chelle!

Glynis said...

It was years before we took our three to MD's in the UK. It used to be too expensive plus I didn't like the idea of fast food. We were told we were not 'cool parents'.