Ok, so I saw this the other day…I’m not sure how I feel about it. Well, maybe I am! In California, Silicon Valley, the county voted this week to ban restaurants from giving away toys and other FREEbies that come with kids meals, to curb the childhood obesity epidemic.
Now, here’s my problem: Why are government officials punishing kids for parents lack of backbone? The kids can’t have toys anymore because their parents can’t say no? I mean, I have 4 kids, most of them grown, but if they took away the kids toys, my kids would still have wanted to go to McDonald’s over a healthier option. It is MY job to decide what, when, and where they eat – not theirs and not the government.
Maybe I ‘m old school, but, throwing a tantrum for not getting your way was/is not allowed in my house! They knew good and well if they went to McDonald’s it wasn’t their choice, unless I specifically asked them where they wanted to go. As a parent these children were given to me to raise, not the government, not teachers, and certainly not themselves!
My take on this is they are saying if they take away the toys, then the kids won’t want to go to fast food places anymore – is that really what they think will happen? It’s the parents – not the kids! So, are they trying to make it easier on the parents – that they don’t have to “argue” with their kids over where to go because now there isn’t a toy involved? What kind of parent is that?! Now, I am old school in that, I am NEVER gonna argue with my kids, what I say is law. When you have a house and you pay your rent and food then you can argue in YOUR house! ‘Cause I don’t care if you’re 99 don’t come into my house and try to argue with me, I’m the Mama! lol