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May 18, 2011 by Leanne Vogel July 18, 2015Do you people watch? If you haven’t tried it, you must! It’s a great way to pass time, especially at the airport! I was in line at the post office yesterday and as always, was observing the people around me. There was a lady that kept checking her phone for what must have been an important email she was waiting for. The man in front of her wouldn’t stop nervously tapping his left foot. I felt like giving him a hug, but I refrained myself. And then, there was the McPusher. Background: Mom and 3 kids. The two of them were twins; about 7 years old, and the third was maybe 5.
Mom: ‘After we’re done here we’re going to have some dinner’ Kids: ‘Yum, ya! I’m hungry!!’ ‘They have veggie burgers at our favorite restaurant’ ‘Ew, veggie burgers. I don’t like veggie burgers’ ‘You don’t like veggie burgers from Mc…’ ‘MCDONALDS! No veggie burgers from McDonalds!’ ‘We could go to the vegetable restaurant and have wheat grass’ ‘Gross, wheat grass. I want a KidMac!’ [the youngest one started crying at this point because she didn’t want to go to the vegetable restaurant] ‘We could have KidMac’s with extra cucumbers!’ ‘No!!’ ‘We could have KidMac’s with red peppers and deep fried carrots’ ‘No! McDonalds, McDonalds, McDonalds’ [chanting] ‘Okay, we’ll go to McDonalds, no vegetables!’ ‘Yay! I love you, Mom’Anyone else see something incredibly wrong with this? I stood there in aw. Did that mom just encourage her kids to choose McDonalds over vegetables? [If you’re interested, please see read: Food For Thought: My Personal Reflection on Nutrition Choices, a follow up to the above] Warning: there are LOTS of veggies in this recipe. No deep fried carrots though. :|
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.