I've succumbed. Cash and I got McDonald's on the way home from playgroup the other day. I've never done that before. I feel like I just gave in to something. The big monster with golden arches. Am I a bad mom? It's probably just like the time I felt like I was giving in when I gave him the pacifier sooner than they had told me I could when I left the hospital. That turned out to be ok though. I guess that act alone won't confine my child to a fate of obesity and consumerism. Yet. The problem is - we both liked it. :)
We went to the grand opening of the nearest and only Costco in Wisconsin last night- about 25 miles away. The whole way there I could not figure out their strategy - not close enough to a big city, in my opinion, out in farm country (they grow their own stuff - why would they need Costco's produce on steroids?), stupid location, blah, blah, blah. Then we saw the parking lot. Apparently they're not having any problem getting business. Apparently I don't know what I'm talking about. Parking lot was filled to capacity, 400 people through the door every half an hour. It was madness. I sure enjoyed spending the first hour just getting all the millions of samples, though. Ryan wasn't as patient as I was to wait in long lines for a sample. But come on, they even had rootbeer floats!