Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's Broken Mommy!

I have to admit, we've been guilty lately of taking LB to the golden arches. Yes the evil empire that is known as McDonald's. He loves it. He'll eat and eat and eat there. His favorites are the chicken nuggets, fries, and the apples. He washes them down with the 1% white milk. It got to the point, when we would drive by, he would yell.. "I go eat! I go eat!" No sweetheart, not tonight. With that I would get such a blood curdling scream, for the rest of the drive home. And people wonder why I like to drink? Anyhow, on our drive down to Charleston on Christmas morning, Mike had yet to have breakfast when we got ourselves on the road. We figured, we'd stop at McD's. It was closed. CLOSED! My two year old looked at those golden arches and screamed, "I eat! I eat! I eat!" We tried another location. CLOSED! Well, shit! What to do, with a screaming kid. We told him that it was broken. Sorry Honey Bunny, it is broken. We can't eat there today. Well, it worked. To this day, when we drive by, he says, "Mommy, Donald's broken, no go eat." I smile and say, yes baby boy, it is broken. I wonder how long we can keep up that rouse????

4 comments:

makin said...

Fantastic idea! If only I could use that line on days when I just don't feel like teaching. As in, "Teacher is broken today."

Di said...

Genius! And just to warn you, McDonald's was broken at 3 a.m. the morning of January 1st, as well. 24-hour location, my trans fatty *ss!

Marisa said...

LOL!! I say the same thing to Owen when he wants to watch TV and I don't want him to. "Sorry babe, the TV is broken" as I make a show of trying to turn the TV on with the remote. That usually shuts him up or he'll tell me to put in new batteries. If he does that, I've told him that we don't have any batteries which then resulted in the following answer from Owen: "Go to store!" The older he gets, the less I win.

Jules said...

I confess... my son and my nephew are in love with McD's toys. It is the only fast food shop in our little ADK town. I rationalize it as protein and calcium and fruit to boot......Besides, what busy mom isn't guilty of just throwing in some frozen form of the same at home and calling it dinner.
Great post, very nice to meet you. My name is Julia and I have a three year old boy.