Yesterday we had a field trip to the library and got Shammy his very own library card. I had been wanting to do this for a very long time but our local library had a minimum age of 4 and this was our first visit since Shammy’s birthday. He was very excited about this milestone and eager to check out his first book.
At the librarian’s counter we learned that September is Library Card Sign Up month and McDonald’s was a sponsor so along with his card Shammy received coupons for free junk food from McDonald’s. It took a lot of effort to bite my tongue and not go into a rant about how literacy now came with a side order of obesity plus potential diabetes and heart disease but I reminded myself that the librarian was just the messenger.
Thankfully Shammy always says “McDonald’s is yucky” whenever this restaurant is mentioned so he has no interest in redeeming his freebies.