Mcdonalds bad parent content…have you ?
As a lifelong vege(and my kids), I have never been in one, except once which I’m not sure counts as I was tripping my nuts off early one Sunday morning. My friend had a big breakfast obsession thing going on. We approached the empty counter, the smell and brightness of the situation was starting to make me nervous. My mate could only repeatedly blub ‘big breakfast’. How he paid for it I have no idea. Anyway when it arrived he took one look at it, screamed, and legged it.Posted 4 years ago
I concluded that in a perception shifted state he saw something sinister. He wouldn’t talk about it and still avoids maccyd now.brassneckSubscriber
If you want true middle class hippy angst Crankbrat age 2 keeps eating meat at parties despite our Faux vegetarian beliefs.
Miniest Brassneck does this. Table surfs parties snaffling up as many cocktail sausages as he can. Eldest (7)is achingly self righteous about not eating meat and follows him telling him off.Posted 4 years ago
…I am such a bad parent and welcome any insults !
Is this one of those threads where you just wanted to tell everyone how great you are for not going to mcdonalds
But thought it would sound a bit less smug if you said you had actually been.
But it was just the once….. And you didn’t really mean it.
😐Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
Not been in one since the 80’s.
kids been in once to use the toilets
Not a huge vegan range
My [vegan] kids are surprised how many kids rate Mc D as their favourite food – about 70% of the school!!!
No real opinion on them one way or the other for taste but, like most large multinationals, they are amoral money grabbing **** that offend my morality 8)Posted 4 years ago
I added the smugness just for neal !!toppers3933Member
toppers jnr (3yrs old) goes once every couple of months i suppose. nowt wrong with it. he doesnt eat much when we’re there but he sees it as a treat. he doesnt like chips ( 😯 ) so tends to eat fish fingers with carrot sticks.
why people love to berate themselves for taking their kids there is beyond me. if you don’t like the food then fine, but avoiding it out of some middle class snobbery i just don’t get it. as others have said there are plenty of worse places to go to. as long as they’re not eating it for every other meal then whats the issue. its all about teaching them about a balanced diet and exercise.
for what its worth, my boys favourite food is fresh salmon with pasta and tomato sauce (not ketchup, actual sauce). he would get a long way down the list before he thought of maccies. unless you asked him while stood outside one. 🙂Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
hora – Member
On the flipside. I’ve always liked Wendy’s. Its not a million miles from McDonalds but the burgers felt more substantial etc.
BK whopper should do the trick!Posted 4 years ago
It does for me. Double whopper on occasion (if I’ve ridden 10 miles round a trail centre and the cake I ate at the cafe didn’t quite replenish all the calories I must’ve burnt!)
hora – Member
Zero content – 30mins after eating a meal of theirs I sugar-crash and/or I’m hungry again.
Ah, I know what you mean now.
Yeah, for the calories involved there’s not a lot of actual sustenance
I’ve got a client who likes to eat there – can’t stand the smell of it anymore.
The coffee is nice though.
And I do like the Beanburgers from Burger King – you can actually taste something – always find McD’s very bland.Posted 4 years agoallmountainventureMember
“its useful to point out how unhealthy some of the Mcd clients look and discuss why.”
No it isn’t.It would be far more useful to use positive role models (like Olympic athletes for example) and explain how they achieve what they do. Through good diet, exercise and hard work.But pointing at fat people and using them as convenient negative role models to look down on is easier I suppose.
Did I say fat? No. I said unhealthy. Plenty of junk foodies are very thin and have poor completions, lack of nutrition… did I say I look down on them? No, didnt say that either.
As for the positive role models they loved the olympics, my eldest wants to compete in the swimming but cant decide whether for Spain or the UK. Their dad runs a small business and earns a living riding road and mountain bikes and does the odd tri, good food, sport and exercise is very much in thier lives. However, I think its equally valid to discuss examples of negative role models, if they happen to crop up, as well as positive… Politically correct or not.Posted 4 years agoStainypantsSubscriber
i took my eldest at for a treat after we’d climbed a big hill. He wanted a happy meal, i went to pieces ordering as i had no idea what you get in a happy meal. TBH he only wanted the smurf toy and the coke he bearly touched the meal. He was full up on Haribo i’d bribed him up the hill with.
Posted 4 years ago
We sometimes take the Beavers there on the last evening of term.
(With parents consent, obviously).
Try rocking up at a charming trendy Bistro & feeding 24 kids & 6 adults inside 10mins, for £80.
If ever there was a reason for me not to go to McDonalds, that was it.
They don’t even have Radio 3 or 4 on in those places.Posted 4 years agojohndohMember
Bugger the kids – I got the world’s worst brain freeze last weekend when trying to drink a frappelatte caramel malarkey. The pain was almost unbearable.
(It was the second trip to McDs for our two 4.5 yr olds and only because there was a 1hr wait at the Pizza Hut next door).
Nothing against them really, just don’t particularly enjoy them.Posted 4 years agopaulosoxoSubscriber
I predict a few **** up attitudes towards food for those on the thread who’ve almost banned Mcdonalds from their kids lives.
I buy a cappuccino there nearly every day, it tastes nice, I sometimes take the kids for an ice cream, it’s not part of our staple diet, and more importantly, the kids have no overwhelming desire to go there, unlike a friend of mine who’s kids are ‘not allowed’Posted 4 years ago
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