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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Rule.

With J out of town for work and a busy evening ahead of us I decided that McDonalds was on our dinner menu. We ran a quick errand and then stopped at Mickey D's for what some would call a 'gourmet' dinner.

Gourmet? You ask.

Well, the way these kids order you'd sure think so.

I'd like a cheeseburger with no onions or mustard. Says one.

The other pipes in with another request for a different burger.

And sometimes, usually just when you think you know what they're going to order, these said special orders change.

So is it any surprise that tonight when I arrived at the table with the tray, one of the sandwiches had mustard but no pickles.

I wanted the pickles, but I didn't want mustard. Pipes in one child.

I believe that smoke really did come out of my ears when I heard this.

Let me tell you, that would have been the day that I would have tried to special order something at McDonald's as a kid. My parents would have looked at me like I'd fallen off the turnip truck.

New rule. I started, after switching sandwiches with said child.

There are no more special orders. You order a hamburger, or a cheeseburger, or a McChicken, or chicken nuggets. I don't care what you order. But it comes how it comes, if you don't like something on it you scrape it off. End of story.

As that smoke was coming out of my ears, my future was flashing before my eyes. I was envisioning standing with four children and ordering four different sandwiches specially made at McDonalds and I just wanted to scream.

To be quite frank, I almost did scream.

That's why I'm being completely honest when I say there are no guarantees we'll be back at Mickey D's anytime soon.

6 Comments:

Anonymous susiej said...

I would have!

May 29, 2008 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA- Ha.. Not funny. I would have sreamed ! We were told the same thing, if you don't like it srap it off. Or we didn't eat..

Have a Great Day
Love you All
Auntie Laurie

May 29, 2008 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

What!?!?! You let your kids eat at McDonalds? Do you have any idea how bad that is for them?

Okay, I don't actually feel that way, j loves McDonalds and I don't care who knows it. I just figured I'd get it out of the way because you know someone reading (especially since it is a highlighted blog today) will want to say it. So there.

And actually, I love McDonalds. Mmmm, all white meat chicken nuggets. Come to mama.

May 29, 2008 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Patience said...

hmm...as i recall you used to order a burger with no onions... or a mcchicken with no mayo. I remember the days.... hahaha....

May 29, 2008 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Coma Girl said...

You're right, when we were kids McDonald's was such a treat and we were just so thankful to be there, we would eat anything.

Too funny.

May 29, 2008 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Patois said...

I remember when my mom told me no more special orders: scrape the damn onions off. Now? We just order each of the three a plain cheeseburger. Period.

May 30, 2008 at 8:58 AM  

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