Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mickey D's: The New Subway

In Big Brother's world, there are pretty much only 2 places that are acceptable to go out to eat: Subway and Panera Bread.

And he prefers Subway about 95% of the time.

The other day, after the boys got their flu shots, Mom-E was going to take them to Subway as a treat.

However, on the way, Big Brother had to use the potty and they were near a McDonald's.

Both boys were intrigued (they've never been there before), and they actually wanted to eat dinner there.

Apparently, the boys were absolutely in love with the Ronald McDonald statue. They both climbed on him and sat in his lap.

Big Brother wanted to know who turned him into stone.

The boys ate a few french fries and polished off their apple slices, but of course wouldn't touch the chicken McNuggets.

As an aside, both boys are OBSESSED with apple slices right now. They're like the ghost Captain in the Pirates of the Carribbean movies: they could eat a whole bushel of apples in a week.

What's really funny is that Little Brother won't eat the skin of the apple. He'll eat the apple slice like it's a piece of watermelon; when he gets close to the skin, he'll toss the piece on the floor (if you're not watching him) to Pupp-E's delight.

What was even funnier is that although the apple slices at McDonald's do NOT have skin, Little Brother ate them according to his M.O. and left a little behind as if there were still skin on them.

The apple slices also came with caramel dipping sauce. Of course, Little Brother
refused to dip his apples, but thought the french fries tasted great with caramel sauce.

All in all, it was a very entertaining trip!

I somehow fathom that when I get home, I'm going to get a request to go to McDonald's, "The New Subway".

This brings back childhood memories of how I used to call McDonald's "Ki Ki Burger Fry Fry".

See you on Fatherhood Friday, back on my home side of the pond,


  1. Wow, I am more impressed that they have never been in a McDonalds. Rosi

  2. I think they have been to McDonald's once or twice, but it is so rare that the idea is completely novel to them. We had a great time that night. The flu shot clinic that we went to was great too. When we walked in the door a lady greeted both boys, took them under her wing and played with them the whole way through the process. I was very impressed at how they went out of their way to make the boys feel at ease. Can't wait to see you on this side of the pond, Dad-E! We miss you!
    Love, Mom-E

  3. I'd like to introduce Little Brother to my youngest. She was the same way with apples, except we did not have a pupp-e to eat the skins.

    McDonald's. I think that was one of my children's first words. Amazing how that clown can attract the kids. (And who did turn him into stone?)

    I hope your trip across the pond goes smoothly.

  4. Seriously? This is the 1st time the boys ever had McDonalds? Wow.

  5. This was so cute! I enjoyed this and it sounds like Mom-E and the boys had a really fun night! I'm sure they enjoyed a fun dinner after their flu shots! Love, Aunt-E