First of all - I AM ONE OF THESE MOTHERS!
And ... Yes - I sometimes feel like I am not a good mother because of it.
But ... I am 16 years into this BAD habit and don't imagine I am going to drastically change anything now.
I wish I was a good cook.
I wish I liked to cook.
I wish I had the talent for setting menus, shopping and stocking the pantry and fridge with fresh produce and meats and pastas, in order to throw together a delicious home cooked meal, regularly - but I don't!
I believe that children DO associate love with a mother's ability/desire to produce and offer great home cooked meals for their family.
I DO believe that good food - and, the time and effort that goes into the preparation of the feast instills positive and cherished memories into the minds of children.
I DO believe that a home cooked meal has FAR MORE POTENTIAL to offer more nutritional value to a child's diet - not to mention the quality and taste.
I'm just not good at it.
And ... I hate it! The cooking - the coming up with menus - the preparation process - UGH!
I am grateful for the fast food - packaged food - frozen food - alternatives .... as my children might otherwise have NOTHING to eat but ... apples and grapes.
On one hand, I think I've grown lazy and on another, I KNOW that I just gave up - gave in - to fast food!
This is JUST how I do things - what about you? Are you a McDonald's mom or are you On The Flipside and avoid fast food and prepare lots of yummy meals from scratch?
Give me your most honest opinion - whether you agree with me or have a FLIPSIDE view. But, please make sure you follow the comment rules and be nice to me and other commenter's. And please go over to my sidebar and participate in the poll question on this topic.
Results of poll - "Do You Often Rely On Fast Food To Feed Your Family?" 25 took poll. 12(48%) said YES. 13(52%) said NO.