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to take 3yo dd to McDonalds?

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bushymcbush Sat 17-Sep-11 22:03:47

We were out, in a hurry and with few options available. It was the first time she has ever eaten McDonalds. She wasn't even all that impressed, eating less than half her burger and just one of her fries!

But dh is acting as though I've fed her class A drugs.

I might understand his pov if he was some kind of health freak, but you should see the shut he puts into his own body on a daily basis. Including McDonalds and KFC.

AIBU? Do you give your dc the occasional McDonalds?

backwardpossom Sat 17-Sep-11 22:05:08

YANBU it's not like you're taking her every day ffs.

weneedabiggerboat Sat 17-Sep-11 22:06:28

I take my 6 year and almost 4 year old every other week - every Fri after school.

onepieceofcremeegg Sat 17-Sep-11 22:07:14

Your dh is a bit hypocritical imo. Fair enough if he didn't eat it himself.

My 4 year old has had the odd Mcd's - mainly because she has an older sister (almost 8)

Imho Mcd's isn't ideal for a 3 year old (or anyone really) but once in a while, no real issue with it.

Thingumy Sat 17-Sep-11 22:08:03

I think you should be shot at dawn.

Disgusting parenting.

squeakytoy Sat 17-Sep-11 22:08:10

i think there are far worse things you could feed your child occasionally..

SoftKittyWarmKitty Sat 17-Sep-11 22:10:15

FGS, it's a McDonald's not crack cocaine on toast. Your DH needs to get over it. And yes, I take DS for the occasional Maccy D's because you know what? I like the odd one too. My DS struggles to finish the burgers too, so I'd suggest a fish finger or chicken nuggets happy meal next time. That's if your DH allows a next time.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sat 17-Sep-11 22:11:36

YABU didnt you know McDonalds is just like heroin. You should be ashamed.

Seona1973 Sat 17-Sep-11 22:11:52

nothing wrong with the odd visit. My 2 dont like burgers though and have the chicken nuggets instead

Stormcock Sat 17-Sep-11 22:11:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsGravy Sat 17-Sep-11 22:12:52

YANBU. We go possibly once a month or so, the 4 and 6 year old have standard happy meals. My 1 year old has fish fingers and a bag of carrot sticks/fruit. Well she's had that twice.

Some people don't understand the difference between a diet of McDonalds and eating McDonalds very occasionally. Stupid and annoying if you ask me.

usualsuspect Sat 17-Sep-11 22:13:59

I may call SS

cerealqueen Sat 17-Sep-11 22:16:07

Once in a very occasional while, I'd not worry about it. I'd rather give DD a bought sandwich if I was pressed to get anything but she has had a McD, ate the fries and that was it. I love the occasional McD and the gherkin is part of that love!

CocoPopsAddict Sat 17-Sep-11 22:17:49

Ok, she is three years old, not three months FGS.

Your DH is being unreasonable.

Crosshair Sat 17-Sep-11 22:19:36

yanbu, tell him to stop being precious wink

Zoggsrus Sat 17-Sep-11 22:19:49

I had a thread very similar to this.
my ds has been about 3 times, and DH does not like it one bit, and very hypocritical because he eats BK and KFC.

there's nothing wrong with it
tell him to get over it

bushymcbush Sat 17-Sep-11 22:20:23

Exactly MrsGravy. One time in 3 years. Geez.

His argument against the hypocrisy is that he can make choices for himself but dd relies on us to make the right choices for her.

I fully expected to get flamed by you lot for this.

ScarlettCrossbones Sat 17-Sep-11 22:22:00

Whether or not YABU, it's not hypocritical of your DH, he's an adult and can choose to put crap in his body.

ScarlettCrossbones Sat 17-Sep-11 22:22:27

oops, x-post!

MrsGravy Sat 17-Sep-11 22:22:34

Funnily enough bushymcbush, I DID get flamed (only by one or two posters) on another thread when I said the odd McDonalds wasn't the end of the world...

Sirzy Sat 17-Sep-11 22:23:22

Food like that is fine as long as it's not what the whole diet is based on!

That said. It's nightly unlikely ds will have a mcdonalds any time in the near future as I never have it, he had had Kfc once though

picnicbasketcase Sat 17-Sep-11 22:23:43

There's nothing wrong with the occasional bit of crap food. He'd have cause to complain if you were giving her it three times a week, but once in a while it's fine.

troisgarcons Sat 17-Sep-11 22:37:56

Why does everyone assume McDs is burgers/nuggets, fries and shake?

Last time I looked MdDs it did salad, milk, water, carrot bags etc etc etc.

TBH - burger = 'beef patty" when served up in MN regulars house .... fries = saute potatoes when dished up in MN house etc etc

vess Sat 17-Sep-11 22:43:53

It's no worse than kids' food in a restaurant. Probably better than some.

Pah, let them eat shite I say, it tastes nice and won't hurt once in a while.

My dp's the same, puts away takeaways and all kinds of shite yet was eyebrow dancing when I bought the baby bells a takeaway recently (thai spare ribs and chips). They're 12 and 10 ffs !

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