When people who see my devotion to my nieces and nephews (even the adopted ones), they ask if I want to have kid of my own. I always reply that I’d be a terrible father because I find it most difficult to say, “No,” to my niblings.
And saying, “No,” is an essential party of parenting.
Well, it seems that the Ado Annie of parenting is trying to use a California court so she doesn’t have to do that part of her job. Doug Powers inform us that a Ms. Monet Parham is all irate that McDonald’s lures unsuspecting children into their fat factories, er, restaurants with tantalizing toys: “According to Parham, the main reason her six-year-old daughter, Maya, asks to go to McDonald’s is to get toys based on Barbie, i-Carly, Shrek, or Strawberry Shortcake.”
So, she’s doing what most irate liberals do. She’s taking McDonald’s to court and demanding that they stop using “toys to market directly to young children.” This leads Powers to explain Ms. Parham’s duties to her:
The next time your kids ask to go to McDonalds, try saying this: “NO!” It’ll work wonders — or you can just sue McDonalds if it’s easier. That way you’ll get the added benefit of teaching your kids exactly how they too can grow up to be crappy parents.
I could rip it based on the fact that she’s a horrible parent who is having trouble saying no to her kids or she’s a horrible parent who isn’t making sure that the kids know why happy meals aren’t good for you or she’s a horrible parent for wanting to make quick cash on a lawsuit instead of working for it or she’s a horrible parent for showing kids that if something’s too difficult for you, you should sue somebody.
So do Rodgers and Hammerstein: