I’m not a fan of fast food. I’m not a complete health nut, I’ve just never liked it. My kids are used to eating fairly healthy and usually only get fast food if we’re traveling. Now, my husband loves his hamburgers! So, since I was not going to be home for dinner one night, he brought home a special treat for the kids! Happy Meals! They were of course excited about the toys! They both tried the food, but even after we put the toys up for later, they were not eating. My hubby asked “why aren’t you eating your dinner?” My 5 year old answered, “It’s not healthy and I don’t like it”. I hadn’t left yet and my husband gave me a look that said “what the *@$3 have you been telling them?!” I never said a thing!
I told my son “it’s okay to eat this once in a while, we eat healthy food most of the time”. But he asked if I’d make them quesadillas so I quickly put out veggies and dip and made them grilled cheese quesadillas with spinach, which they promptly gobbled up. My hubby didn’t look at or talk to me till I was leaving. Then he proceeded to read the “nutrition” facts off the fries box, and told me they were actually healthy! Numbers of calories don’t mean much to me, since I don’t track them or anything, but there’s no way I’ll ever believe that fries, skinned of the most nutritious part of the potato, fried in grease and covered with salt, are good for you! I know he was thinking I’ve ruined his kids and filled their heads with health-freak nonsense! Can’t even enjoy a treat like that!! Personally I was very proud of my kids, I’m happy they crave healthier foods and will live healthier lifestyles, but I didn’t say a word!