December 16, 2010

Parents again refusing to take responsibility for being parents to their kids...

A California woman is suing McDonald's claiming the fast-food giant uses toys to market directly to young children. Monet Parham, a Sacramento, California, mother of two small children filed the lawsuit Wednesday in San Francisco along with health, nutrition and food safety advocates Center for Science in the Public Interest . CSPI is seeking court approval to proceed as a class action.

Parham, a 41-year old state employee, says her kids repeatedly ask for Happy Meals, mainly for the toys. "We have to say no to our kids so many times and McDonald's makes that so much harder to do. I object to the fact that McDonald's is getting into my kids' heads without my permission and actually changing what my kids want to eat."

That dastardly McDonalds and their "Marketing aimed at kids." How dare a fast food joint want to sell their product to children! Parents don't have a chance. Or parents are just lazy and are looking for someone to blame. Since when in this country did it become illegal for McDonalds to market towards a demographic. Having been a kid before, I wasn't exactly enamored by those crappy plastic happy meal toys.

Here's an idea...

You could do a little parenting, and instill in your kid a little obedience so they don't keep asking for McDonalds. The trouble non-parenter might also try this: Don't cave! Drive on past McDonalds.

... and stop blaming somebody else for your problem.

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