Here is an idea, which is mine. I may have mentioned it before. Since 1979, McDonald’s has sold what they call “happy meals“, which are supposed to cheer up kids. They consist of a main item, like a hamburger or chicken nuggets, a side item, like apple slices or fries (“chips” to you Brits), and a drink, which can be milk or juice. There is also a toy on the side, often connected with some promotion like a movie. (See the latest menu here.)
But not all kids are well behaved! At times when your child is acting up or difficult to handle, you might take them to McDonald’s for what I call “The Unhappy Meal”, designed to disappoint the child rather than cheer him up. These don’t exist, of course, but it gives me the opportunity to think of what would be the McDonald’s meal that would most put off a tyke.
Here’s one suggestion:
Main course: The McLiver Sandwich®: Fried liver and onions on a bun with Secret Sauce
Side course: Brussels Sprouts with garlic dipping sauce
Drink: Fresh kale juice
The toy: A folded-up Saturday New York Times crossword puzzle with a miniature pencil
You are welcome to suggest others.