Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I have to thank who?!

It pains me to say it, but it seems I have no less than McDonalds to thank for my son improving his recollection of colours.... maybe.

They are giving away mini MP3 players that play a tune when you open them. Oliver has two: one playing McFly with a blue lid and one playing the Sugarbabes with a red lid. Having failed to grasp or even take much apparent interest in learning colours, I think this might do the trick.

I do wonder whether he is colour blind. It seems odd that he never tells us the colour of things....unless it's pink. He always knows pink!

So Ronald McDOnald, it seems that perhaps despite years railing against your alleged exploitation of the rainforests and their peoples, decimation of communities and third world economies, the general ruination of the health of the western world and most recently a disproportionate contribution to climate change, I might owe you a small thank you on the side. Just don't expect me to go large with that.


Scott said...

I don't know what's worse - that you let your child anywhere near McDonalds or that you let him listen to McFly and the Sugababes!!!!

I'll pop round with a copy of "No Logo" and the first Clash L.P. to set him right :P

Anonymous said...

Amy has that mcFly one. She plays it constantly.

I'm very tempted to "lose it"

Steve said...

I just keep giving him the Sugarbabes one: it's much better... these tings all being relative. I remember how much I appreciated Oliver's sudden interest in Dolly Parton. After months of nursery rhymes in the car, "Islands in the Stream" had never sounded so good!

Scott, I thought about making "No Logo" his new bedtime story, but so far he is still insisitng on "The Magic Porridge Pot", "The Gingerbread Man" and "My Adventures in Nursery Rhyme Land".

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