So, I saw on the news tonight that a mother of two from California along with advocates from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) are suing McDonalds for marketing their Happy Meals with toys. Enticing her poor innocent children into pestering her until she gives in and takes them to McDonalds so that they can get the latest and greatest toy in that Happy Meal. The poor beaten down mother just cant resist her children's incessent wrangling to get those McNuggets and a $0.12 toy. So much so that she is now telling McDonalds to either change their Happy Meals, get rid of the toy or face her lawsuit.
Ask anyone of my children and they will tell you in no uncertain terms that they were quite familiar with the word "No" when they were growing up. I think that California mother might need to take a few McParenting classes so that SHE too can learn how to say the word "McNO" and McMean it!.
Gosh, my 6 year old granddaughter saw a pair of 4 inch heels in a commercial the other day that were "SO COOL" . . . I'm pretty sure her Mom didn't call up F. Lee Bailey to petition the court to have the advertisers not make their shoes so damn pretty, so that she doesn't have to get a backbone to stand up to her daughter.
And how about those Snickers commercials . . . Who's going to be the first one to sue them when little Johnny No-Discipline pushes Betty White into a mud puddle? Come on!
Ronald McDonald himself would probably have to find a rope if this court case actually happens.