1 Oct

Previous to having a child, Mommy’s main interaction with The Golden Arches was scrambling to make the Egg McHangoverMuffin happen before they turned off the breakfast griddle. Now, especially that the weather is turning, McDonald’s has a new appeal: the indoor PlayPlace. Sure, there are other playlands she could take you to, but those cost money. McDonald’s PlayPlace is open at the crack of stupid and it’s FREE*! (*not actually free, please don’t kick Mommy out, Mr. Teenage Manager). Her steady resolve not to let you ever taste the evil of fast food is quickly eroding. Confession time: she broke down and purchased you a Happy Meal. Mommy Angst is at an all-time high about this slip in Perfect Nutritional Parenting, but as least she chose apple slices and milk to go with the Chicken McGuiltTrips. Plus, you loved your Transformer® Generic Change-y Toy Car for a good seven minutes.  Mommy makes a grimace (McJokes!) as you run around the padded jungle gym covered in influenza, rancid Big Mac sauce and pee, and are bashed around by tweens who are way too old to be here and are probably going to second base in the slide. Despite all this, you’re having the time of your life. Mommy is comforted by the fond memories of Granddad bringing her to McD’s as a child and the baked apple pie she totally did not just purchase and is eating right now.

DRINK: Anything from the McCafé. Sip on a delicious, steamy cup of 100% Arabica jet fuel, and enjoy not sleeping until sometime next week.

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13 Responses to “McDonald’s”

  1. Honey October 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    What a timely post. My 2 yr. daughter has also recently discovered the “magic” of the Playplace thanks to her grandparents. I will admit that thoughts of cold winter mornings sipping coffee and watching her play without too much effort on my part is not so horrible.

    • Reasons Mommy Drinks October 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

      I actually have such fond memories of going with my Dad as a kid. It was a MEGA treat to go to McD’s. And now there are healthier options for kids and no more ball pit of despair. As a special treat, I think it’s rad.

  2. DetroitFamilyFun October 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    I totally feel you on the McGuilt! We’ve home to the indoor play area and I had a VERY similar experience… Ha ha!! You put it in words best!

    • Reasons Mommy Drinks October 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

      Especially when it’s winter, that playplace is magic at 7am on a sunday. And the coffee now is pretty good, which is essentially at 7am on a sunday.

      • DetroitFamilyFun October 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

        Ha ha!! 7am on a Sunday morning sounds like a great time to try it again!!

      • Reasons Mommy Drinks October 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

        Especially since you’ve probably been up since 545am on a Sunday. Siiiiiigh…

      • DetroitFamilyFun October 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

        Ha ha! Exactly.

  3. Laura October 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Haha, just carry the big Costco bottle of whole body sanitizer in your purse and you should be okay.

  4. Christina October 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Love this post. Last weekend for my birthday, my husband totally took my son to McD’s for breakfast so I could sleep in and he could feed and entertain our toddler with little effort. Win-win! It was the greatest Saturday morning of my life.

    • Reasons Mommy Drinks October 3, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      My Dad used to take us kids to McD’s every Sunday so my Mom could have a much-deserved sleep in. This should be a tradition for husbands everywhere. Bring on the Egg McMommyBreak!

      • Christina October 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

        I smell a marketing campaign for McDonalds!

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