Last night, I was working really late. . . I don’t think I got home til about 7:30pm. So cooking dinner was kind of out of the question, especially if you have a toddler that’s a turns into Ms Hyde when she’s hungry.
So I went to McD’s . . the golden arches. . .mickey-d’s. . . macca’s. . mackey-d’s. . .
Isn’t it a wonderful healthy choice for my family??
Well, I don’t know if you were like me when I was a kid – but we rarely ate out! Like it was a treat when we could get fast food when I was a kid.
So I got my lil’ toddler a chicken nugget happy meal last night. She ate all her fries and then didn’t eat any of her nuggets. So I’m sitting there getting more and more frustrated. You can’t just eat fries for dinner (sure that’s a great meal if you’re a teenager/young adult but you need some kind of nutrition even if it’s in the form of a deep fried nugget).
Like the one thing that sends me over the edge fast is picky kids + eating. With our older one, I just took it off the table. You know. . . “well if you don’t eat it I can get you this instead. . . “ I hate giving kids options because that means more work for me. I could of cooked a gourmet meal and they’ll not appreciate it at all. argh. (don’t get me started on that either)
So there I am sitting there. . issuing threats at my toddler to eat this nugget and I thought, “What the fuck! If she doesn’t appreciate this meal that I bought for her. . . .THEN NO MORE MICKEY’S Ds!!!”
Don’t worry, my next threat was that very same sentence minus the WTF.
So my decision on food was no more McDonalds (well. . . maybe to couple times a year). I think if we eliminate most of the fast food out of our lives then when we do have it, it will be awesome like a treat. I think it’s just hard when we’re full time workers. We work hard all day and the last thing I want to do when I get home is cook. But if it means that my toddler will eat better then it’s kind of worth it right? Plus it saves me from being the biggest bitch at the dinner table.