Luckily this didn’t happen on the same day as Bournemouth, where we paid an extortionate price for hot dogs and chips for the kids, only for all 3 of them to declare them ‘disgusting’ and proceed to feed them to Stitch. I would like to say this went some way to making it up to Stitch for him enduring a 4 hour round trip only to not be allowed on the beach, but the reality is I was worried he was going to vomit frankfurters in the car on the way home. Note to self, be a bit more gentle when going round corners.
Yesterday my partner and I needed to nip to Kingston and like complete novices, not the seasoned parents of 3 that we are, we decided to take the boys and bribe them with a trip to McDonalds.
Rookie mistake. First of all the kids were hungry. Secondly, we decided to get our chores out the way first (sorry people in the bank). Let’s just say the boys behaviour wasn’t good. Further amplified when the (old) man jumped off the pavement and into the road, in order to avoid the boys who were swinging around, play fighting.
We thought food would calm them down (me) and that they would be full after their happy meals (my partner). We were mistaken. After all McDonalds isn’t exactly the healthy, nutritionally balanced meal one would hope to be shovelling into their children at 4pm on a Thursday. Needless to say, a second dinner was needed once we brought our hyperactive, full of additives, children home. The moral of this story – if you’re taking your kids to McDonalds, make sure they’ve had something healthy and blood sugar balancing beforehand and if taking them out to eat, perhaps choose something a little more additive free than McDonalds.