A week ago I posted about a disturbing McDonalds experience I had over here. In case you are in the middle of trying to get through 300 Works for Me Wednesday ideas before bed, I will summarize with this:
This was what I found in my 4 year olds Happy Meal and promptly took away. On a quick side note, she told her Grandma that, “That shirt is really the problem.” Sweetie, that shirt only begins to describe the problem.
Anyway, I asked for advice on that post about how to approach such issues (if you feel passionate about this, head over the original post and leave a comment. I swear, soon, I am going to let Micky Ds know how concerned us mommies who frequent their establishment are about this kind of stuff). I realize some people thought I should just stop going to McDonalds or stop getting Happy Meals, but we rarely go and so when we do the Happy Meal toy is a major treat. So until I begin my total boycott I needed a strategy.
One mom had a great piece of advice I am going to blatantly rip off for today’s tip (I asked her permission and I am giving her credit so it’s not really stealing). When your kid gets an inappropriate kid’s meal toy (violent, hoochie, whatever), buy it for $1. Then take them to the $1 store to buy a more appropriate toy. This tip comes courtesy of Wendy over at Wendy’s Wonderings. Thanks for the tip Wendy.
For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas (probably more original than mine) check out Rocks in my Dryer.