Monday, March 5, 2012

Go Ahead, Eat It!

I have a Mommy Confession to make: I let my kids eat crap!
I do.  I let them eat cookies, chocolate, chips, donuts and even….get ready for it…McDonald’s (GASP!!!)
I absolutely love to listen to people who are completely anti-fast food.  God forbid they include a TOY in the bag with the cheeseburger.  Cause that’s obviously going to make your children want to eat there, which is in turn going to make them diseased and fat.  Tragic, really.  Just simply awful.
Oh wait…we skipped a step here didn’t we?  Um, the part where the three year old takes his car and his disposable income and heads on down to knock back a few Happy Meals at the end of a long day. 
But seriously, take some responsibility.  If you can’t say no to your children then you shouldn’t be a parent. I say no all the time.  I say no for no reason.  I say no even when I really mean yes…mostly likely because I’m on Facebook ignoring them and didn’t really listen to the question in the first place.
The moral of the story is McDonald’s does not make people fat.  People putting McDonald’s in their face on a regular basis makes people fat.  If your kid jumps on the furniture and breaks his arm as a result are you going to sue the couch?  If you are then please stop reading here because I’m just going to make fun of you for the rest of this entry…
So fine, my kids eat fast food.  And they love it.  And no, I don’t want to hear what it’s made of. 
I’m not talking every day here.  Maybe once every six weeks.  In fact, it happens so infrequently that when I tried to give up eating fast food for Lent my husband replied with “You don’t even ever eat fast food.  You may as well give up scratching your balls too.”
But still I’ve gotten some strange responses when I tell people that I let my kids indulge in a cheeseburger and French fries every once in a while:
“You let your KIDS eat that?”
I’m sorry…maybe we’re having trouble communicating.  I said cheeseburger.  Did you think I said crack?  Cause your reaction would lead me to believe that’s what you heard...
People like that only eat organic food, I’m sure.  I like when I see those types of people at the store buying organic chicken nuggets and organic potato chips. Just because it says organic doesn’t make it health food.  If you dip it in fat or fry it then it doesn’t matter how it was grown…it’ll still end up on your hips.  Enjoy!


  1. I laughed so hard at this! It's so true... and I let my daughter eat crap also, it's all about moderation, eh? Super judgey "OMG you let your kid eat that?!" parents can suck it. If kids are loved and safe, that's the only think that matters!

    1. Amen sister! Thanks for the comment =) I grew up eating crap and I think I turned out amazing!

  2. I let me kids eat crap too! Not for every meal but I ate it as a kid and I think I turned out ok. I love your honesty! Keep it up. I am your newest follower. I would love for you to check out my blog. Thanks ~Heather @