Saturday, September 5, 2009

don't worry


Last night my mother in law took us out to McDonald's. She gets the occasional burger urge, it seems. I don't really like my kids going to McDonald's. Olivia was pretty old before she went. Four or so, though she did tell Axel she'd gone with her Granny and had 'chicken nuggets and Irish milk' - she subsequently retracted that statement so who knows if it was fancy, or Granny intimidating her before she could give a statement in court...

Afterwards, when I had cruelly denied my poor MIL a sundae on the grounds of my children's lactose intolerance, Olivia wanted to have a play on the statue outside. She insisted on getting up on the top bit, and standing up. Bodhi zoomed around it on all fours while I whizzed around after him, clutching his cardy. Olivia also insisted on standing up and when I protested, she told me I worry about my children too much and that I should save it for serious things. A lesson for all, I suppose.


Isn't our McD's great? It was a town hall once. Can you say McTudor?

5 comments:

K8 the Gr8 said...

In fairness though you'd need to be pretty vigilant around that statue, the traffic around there can be a tad mental.

I love that building... it's a pity they don't use the upstairs bit for something interesting though.

Ms. Moon said...

Last night my I told my neighbor she needs to loosen her grip on her young teen daughter or she's going to end up in a world of trouble. She cried when we talked about these things but she listened.
It's so hard, knowing when to hold tight, when to let go, always watching so carefully, always fearful for their safety.

Mwa said...

Did you get McGurgle afterwards? I can never sleep after McDonalds (which is why we also hardly ever go).

Always a balancing act, isn't it - listening to the MIL. Even if they occasionally do make sense. I think she lost all moral authority after taking you all to McD's, though.

jothemama said...

Oops, no, it was my daughter who told me, not the mil! Huh, that maybe wasn't so clear. I was quite surprised by it at the time too :)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

hahaha brilliant that it was Olivia who said it, and not MIL