I am way too busy to be blogging today. I've got a HUGE, COLLOSAL, GIGANTOR project due on Friday...a big paper on protein (will blog on that later). I even spent most of the day Sunday working on it, which would have gone a bit more smoothly had I not had 2 margaritas the night before.
But a SHE friend sent me this article about Anthony Bourdain's mission to convince his 2.5 yr old daughter that McDonald's is the enemy. Now I say "Anthony Bourdain" like I know who he is, but I really don't. The article says he's a chef, which is probably why I don't know him. I'm far too busy watching E! to turn on the Food channel.
Anyway, if you have about 3 hours, you should read the article. It's really long. If I'm going to read something that long, there better be a vampire baby in the end. I did make it through the first 5,000 words and had to laugh out loud at this part as he describes his approach with his daughter:
"Ronald smells bad," I say every time he shows up on television or [on a sign] out of the car window. "Kind of like... poo!
This may work to deter a 2.5 year old girl from eating at McDonalds, but it sure as heck doesn't work on any kids over the age of 6. In fact, I bet my kids would want McDonald's more often if I said that Ronald smells like poo. Granted, I have not tested out my hypothesis yet. However, given that my kids have been playing with something called Flarp for the past 12 hours straight, I feel pretty confident. If you are not familiar with Flarp, it is a goopy, slime-like substance that makes sounds of a tooting nature. They just think it's funny. I don't get it, but am happy that they find it so enjoyable. (Just don't be talking on the phone when they're playing with this behind you.)
Here is how I handle my kids' requests to go do McDonalds:
Kids, "Hey mom, can we get a happy meal on our way home?"
That may be harsh and old fashioned, but it is quite effective. Maybe I could trade Anthony a few chef-prepared meals for this sage advice? I'll even throw in a few tubs of Flarp. Call me Anthony!