This Mom Is A Fail In So Many Ways

She’s suing McDonalds because she can’t parent her 6 year-old daughter.

It’s the unhappy battle over the Happy Meal and Parham, mother of two and a health educator, said it’s a fight she just can’t win.

“I can tell them ‘No’ all day long, but then they see commercials that convince them you’ve really got to have this,” Parham said. Her 6-year-old daughter Maya especially likes the toys that come with McDonald’s Happy Meals. With a smile, the first grader says opening a Happy Meal is like “a birthday present.”

If you tell her “no” all day long, I’m betting at the end of the day you say “yes”. Little darling knows that your mouth says “no no no” but your eyes say “yes yes yes.”

Here’s another idea; how about you turn the tv off? If you can’t (or don’t want to say no) because the POWER OF ADVERTISING is simply to strong, perhaps your child is watching too much tv?

The city of San Francisco recently banned Happy Meals toys as the latest blow in what has become an increasingly decisive issue: just who is responsible for what kids eat?

“I object to the fact that McDonald’s is getting into my kids’ heads without my permission and actually changing what my kids want to eat,” Parham said in a CSPI statement announcing the lawsuit.

McDonalds HAS your permission. When you turn on the tv.

“McDonald’s knows that kids like toys more than they like the burgers, so they dangle these little toys in front of kids to pester their parents to take them to McDonald’s,” Jacobson said. “It’s a trick that works. It’s unfair to kids, they are being totally manipulated and it’s unfair to parents who have the company going behind their back using this toy trick to get their kids to pester them.”

My kids want lots of things. They want candy when we go to the store. Soda. This toy and that trinket. But, I’ve got a secret weapon, that I’m willing to share with parents out there who need to deliver Happy Meals to their children on a regular basis.

It’s called the power of “NO”- and meaning it. It’s amazing. You say it, and you follow through. A day of “no” is followed through with putting a healthy meal in front of your 6 year-old. Can’t get your darling to pick a healtheir alternative at McDonalds? THAT’S BECAUSE THERE ISN’T ANYTHING HEALTHY AT MCDONALDS. Don’t eat there. It’s a treat or (on occasion) a bribe. It’s not dinner two times a week.

Eventually, with this valuable child-rearing strategy, you may eventually gain control of your child. Power over that mighty McDonalds advertising.

Honestly, I don’t care if my child falls asleep at night crying that they need a Happy Meal. Any kid that kept such behavior up for more than 15 minutes would be lucky if they EVER ate McDonalds ever again.

I really don’t understand what planet such a mom is on. My kids have NEVER whined for a Happy Meal/burger/whatever, unless we were on some road trip and fast food was on the agenda.

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3 Comments on “This Mom Is A Fail In So Many Ways”

  1. Hotspur Says:

    Ugh! In my daughter’s house, her fouryear old has learned quickly that five “nos” means “yes”. It makes me sick.

    “Mommy I want chocolate milk.”

    “No, you already had a glass today.”

    “whines, pounds table, keeps asking, screams”

    “Well, here, but this is the last one you are getting today.”

    Why the fuck does she even have that shit in the house?

  2. Herr Morgenholz Says:

    I say “no” twice. Then I say “NO!!!11!!1!”

    Kids actually do get it if you’re not a liberal pushover. Sadder still is that this “parent” has children so deprived of their mother’s love that the kids don’t realize that Happy Meal toys suck ass. Another ad for a shitty movie they don’t want to see?

  3. Car in Says:

    My kids would take some of my home made meals (some of ’em, ’cause they don’t love everything) over fast food any day.


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