Alright, I can hear some of you right now "You take D to McDonald's?! Ewww!". Well stop your judging right now! Picking D up from daycare is an 80 minute round trip for me, so we make some sacrifices. Plus if I didn't go I wouldn't have this funny story to share, so read on...
Tonight was our first time visiting a McD's Play Land (PL from here on out). What an adventure!
I learned that a mother/daughter trip to McDonald's Play Land = a fattening dinner, a vomit-inducing experience, humiliation and one very happy 2 year old.
We arrive at "Old McDonald's" (yes, that is what D calls it), stride past the food counter and straight in to PL. Upon entering I learn that PL is a freezing cold, plastic monstrosity that is probably a breeding ground for germs we don't even know exist. BLEH! But, like a true American mom, I take off her shoes and send her in. We were the only ones there so D was crawling around, waving and calling to me. Super cute! Then I hear "CRUNCH!". Me- "D what was that?" "CRUNCH!" Then her little head peeks around the tunnel corner and in her hand I see a fistful of french fries. AHHH!?!? Remember the part where we strode past the food counter! Those are not her french fries! "Delaney, drop the french fries they are dirty!" D- "CRUNCH!", followed by a huge grin. Ugh! Don't mind Mommy she is just dry heaving!
You know what happens next right? I HAVE TO CLIMB IN THE TUNNEL! Did I mention I came from work? Or that my pants today were a little tighter than I prefer? Seriously, it was like stuffing a sausage. Enough said...
For those of you who are wondering, I did retrieve D and the french fries. My best estimate would be that they were about a week old. .........there goes that dry heaving again!
We went on to have a fab mother/daughter dinner, once we got out of the PL. To top it all of, when she went to bed tonight D said "I love you Mommy, thank you for taking me to see Old McDonald". All is right with the world, well except that I will never get the image of her shoving those crusty old fries in her mouth out of my head (shudder). Next time we are eating in the car!
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