WTF is the fascination with going out to eat amongst teenagers? I don't get it. It's no wonder more than 2/3 of them are overweight. Is there some mysterious draw to fast food? I spend hundreds of dollars each month on groceries. I make up menus in advance, I try to get a good variety of healthy foods that the kids enjoy. And yet, I find myself forking over additional money ALL.THE.TIME for fucking fast food. It pisses me off. That's what it does. And starting in 2011 - shit's gonna change. You don't need any of that greasy, high fat, no nutritional value shit. Food is provided - - - at home. It's those goddamned school lunches - that's what it is. It gives them a load of carbs and then their little bodies are screaming out for more! Must run to Sonic after school - must get carbs! Must have them - - - NOW!!!
With the Prodigal Son - it's different. He has a meal plan with his dorm - as I recall it was quite expensive. But I'm guessing he sleeps through the meals and misses them - so then he goes out to eat and next thingyaknow - he's spent his gettin' home gas money on fucking fast food. Nevermind the meal plan. Nevermind the fact that I buy him extra snacks and shit that he doesn't need. He spends all the money on fast food. I think he burned $2,500 or so on fast food last summer. Uhhhh - that was your college spending money dumbass. And you fucking ate it.
So for 2011 - it's a new day for me. I'm not shelling out anymore money for fast food (unless they are on a field trip or something - then of course they have to eat and I understand that) - they can fucking eat the food that is provided and already paid for. Then, once a month, me the husband - we're taking that extra cash and we're going out to eat so I have one night where I don't have to cook or clean. Fuck it. Its MY money - I worked my ass off to get it and by God, I'm spending it on ME.
You can eat peanut butter & jelly or go hungry.