Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hey Councilman Leroy G. Comrie Jr.! LEAVE HAPPY MEALS ALONE!

They are doing it again.

Taking a Stand against Happy Meals. 

Because New York doesn't have other things to TAKE A STAND on.  Like violence against women (hello??? -- Girlz Gone Wild??? ), or drug addiction, or fiscal issues. 

Let's get the fat people.  Today my blog idol The Bitchy Waiter posted a well thought out (and funny) piece on this issue.  Read it, OK?

I posted a well thought out (and funny) piece three months ago. 

So, to reaffirm my position on this issue, I am re-posting The Happy Meal Debate, originally published on Thursday, January 6,  2011.


I wasn't going to make a statement about the whole Banning Happy Meals issue. Because you KNOW I wouldn't support that even if they gave me free fries for life.

First of all, I love McDonald's. Worked there for a summer in college -- had a blast. I grew up very near Hamburger U & believe me, I support their corporate culture.

Also, anyone who thinks Happy Meals promote childhood obesity has obviously never sat near a kid with a Happy Meal.

A few weeks ago, we went to the beach. (We live in South Texas and the beach in November is AWESOME!). Afterwards, we picked up lunch. A Quarter Pound of yummy for me, Greg & Joe (with fries and a real coke. MMMMMM), happy meals for the littles. Quality family time. With fries. But we were at the beach first. Running, swimming and playing. Very active.

Here is an example of my end of the conversation:

Me: Look, a Bakugan Toy! Good. Let's put it away until after lunch.

Me: I said AFTER lunch.


Me: I will throw that damn thing in the trash if you don't take a bite of your sandwich right now.

Me: Just eat three fries.

Me: Three.

Me. You asked for the nuggets, now eat them.

Me: He gets the cheeseburger because he asked for it. You asked for chicken, now eat it.

Me: No -- he cannot have your cheeseburger. You eat it.

Me: You don't have to eat all the fries. Just a few.

Me: I will eat the rest of the fries. Don't worry. Just take a few bites of chicken.

Me: Can't you eat the whole nugget?

Me: I told you AFTER lunch. You have to eat it. You can't just wait until we're done.

Me: Fine. But if you're hungry later, too bad.

See, kids don't eat Happy Meals. Some moms (like me) finish Happy Meals. So Happy Meals do not promote childhood obesity. They just make moms fatter.

THIS is what kids want to do with Happy Meals.

I rest my case.


  1. This is why I fight so hard for the Second Amendment. It's not about Guns it's about Control!!

    Martin Niemöller said it best.

  2. (I may or may not have made this comment the last time you posted this, so sorry if this is repeat)

    I tried not to do a lot of fast food when my son was little, however, when we did, I made the choices that I thought we best for him (NEVER soda, ALWAYS milk, for example), cuz I'M THE MOM!! We are perfectly capable of making decisions regarding our children's diets, and we certainly don't need the government telling us what to feed our children.

    By the way, your description of what actually happens to that Happy Meal is spot on!!

  3. My beef (no pun intended, because it's probably not real beef in that Big Mac anyway :D ) is that THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER FREAKING THINGS IN THE WORLD TO WORRY ABOUT. Stop micromanaging, politicians.

  4. Who gives any of these state representatives the right to make the choices for parents and their kid on how to eat; a good parent has nothing to do with taking your kids out to eat at McDonald, burger king or any other fast food place.

    Yes it may be a child that has a weight problem because of a medical issue but that would be up to the parent to choice weather or not they should eat that type of foods.

    Not yours or mine so now i really think this has gotten out of hand now you want to take the toys out of the happy meals, well sorry to say i believe in freedom of choice if a parent wants their kids to have a happy meal with a darn toy then they should . It isn't the fast food places that cause the child’s over weights issue it’s the choices the parents make for the kids, how about taking the dam TV, video games and other stuff that have them sitting around all day long doing nothing and send them outside to play. If you want to help the parents protect the kids get the rapists and murders child molester off the streets the rest is up to the parents and stop taking the freedom of choice away i am sick of it

    I think I should slap a lawsuit on every representative that feels they have the right to protect any child and take their rights as a parent away from making the choice.

    Worry about your own kids and leave everyone else’s alone.


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