Wednesday, November 18, 2015

4 for $4 at Wendy's

We have these frostie tags we've been using the last year.  Oh, it's been great.  We've definitely taken advantage of them, and Wendy's has definitely gotten us to buy more fast food than we otherwise would have.  When we bought the frostie tags, B was too little to need one.  So I just got 3.  That has probably kept us from going every day.  Because somehow in the messed up economics of my mind, having to pay $1 to get 4 frosties is a little steep.

Yesterday we went to get some frosties and found that they had something called the "4 for $4 meal."  Wonderful.  The meal includes the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, 4 chicken nuggets, small fries and a small (large to me) sugary drink. 

So we got 5 free frosties (thanks to halloween coupons) and the $4 meal.  We went to a nearby playground and got out the picnic basket.  While the kids ate their frosties, I divvied out chicken nuggets and fries into their wooden bowls.  The children were so happy and grateful.  They loved getting a sip of the orange Hi-C.  "I used to think it was Hic!" said M.  We shared the hamburger in bites.  G even ate a bite with lettuce on it.

They have had kids meals at Chick-fil-a.  The dentist gives certificates for them sometimes.  I notice that my kids won't sit and eat the whole meal.  True, Chick-fil-a has a playground that they are more interested in than even the fancy food. 

They were so grateful for their chicken nugget, handful of fries etc... 

I feel like the kids are very grateful and I love that.

1 comment:

Okishdu said...

I love to come and read your blog. I enjoy reading about your time together with your children and the various activities that you engage in. I think whenever you have any doubt about about a matter is best to simply say no. You can sit down with your children and explain that if they argue with you, whine, or try to negotiate, 'no' becomes absolute. However you are able to change your mind if circumstances merit. 'Maybe', 'we'll see', and 'perhaps', are seen as virtual promises to carry through by many children. However as they learn that you are willing to change your mind if the situation changes and that their efforts to get you to change your mind are futile, when you do change your mind it will be a happy surprise for them. Changing your mind is a legitimate thing to do, but not if you are under pressure.