I was talking to my husband the other day about the recent headlines regarding banning the drive-thru. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-07-03-drive-through-ban_N.htm
I think that this is the stupidest thing that I have ever seen. Have we really reached a point of no self control? Sure, the issue of controlling traffic seems to the one of the reasons for the ban but what sort of sense does that make?
I am offended that people feel it is necessary to have to get rid of the drive thu in order to keep me from visiting and eating fast food to control my weight. I can control my weight all by myself thank you very much. I control my children's weight as well, thank you very much. I understand responsibility of the fast food industry in revealing true calorie amounts and opting to add additional healthier options to the menu, but removing something entirely to deter usage, is stupid and barbaric. Lets just take the chocolate away from the dog so that he will not eat it. The dog is too stupid to realize that the candy is not good for him. Makes sense...for a dog!!
I let my kids eat happy meals on occasion and I myself get down on a quarter pounder with cheese no onions and fries, every now and then. Okay sometimes once every couple of weeks. That is my choice and its delish! Could I go every day? Sure. Do I go everyday? No. Get my point?
So, who's fault is it that we have come to love phrases like "I love you like a fat kids loves cake?" haha! Love that one! Ahem....as I was saying, our kids are going to eat whatever WE allow them to eat. My son eats play dough and crayons for gods sake! It is entirely our responsibility as parents to make sure that we do not place certain food items in their reach on a regular basis. I will never say that a kid should never eat chips, candy, or cake, to me that is ridiculous. I will say that its important to moderate the availability of these items until they are able to make educated decisions for themselves.
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Now, I am hoping off my soap box and heading to the kitchen for some Cocoa Pebbles! Peace!