One of the first things I learned when we moved to our small town is that McDonalds is the place to be take your children during the winter. The first time someone invited me to meet them there for a playdate, I threw up in my mouth... discreetly, of course.
I don't know if anyone here in town knows of my disdain for the Golden Arches. I don't want to be rude (I try to save those feelings for my blog), so if Luke is bored, I usually go when I am invited. The first few times were really awkward for me. I would usually just order a milk for Luke and a water for me. We'd stay for 30 minutes and then go home for our real lunch.
Despite my best efforts, Luke always ended up with a hamburger, chicken "made of who knows what" mcnugget, or french fry in his mouth. So, as soon as we would arrive home, I would strip him down, wash his clothes in hot water and stick him on a cleansing diet for the remainder of the day. (You think I'm joking, don't you?)
So, this last Friday, when our good friends invited us for a playdate at the Playland, I went because Luke loves these little boys. I figured we would do the milk and water thing, and then I discovered the McCafe! The life-changing McCafe! They have decent smoothies and hot chocolate on the McCafe menu. I couldn't Mc-believe it!
This goes against everything I believe, but if the weather is bad, I might actually consider taking the kids to McDonalds even if I'm not meeting anyone there. I pray this is not the a sign of things to come. If next year you find me eating cheap non-kosher hot dogs and drinking Kool-Aid, you'll know it all began with the McCafe.