December 16, 2010

And these are the same parents whose "little angels" wreak havoc in classrooms

A California mother, Monet Parham, has filed a class action suit against McDonald’s. How come? Because she absolutely SUCKS at basic parenting:

“I am concerned about the health of my children and feel that McDonald’s should be a very limited part of their diet and their childhood experience,” Parham said. “But as other busy, working moms and dads know, we have to say ‘no’ to our young children so many times, and McDonald’s makes that so much harder to do. I object to the fact that McDonald’s is getting into my kids’ heads without my permission and actually changing what my kids want to eat.

Using such "logic," why not a class action suit against candy makers? Toy makers? Video game designers?

Overlawyered's inimitable Walter Olson chimes in:

You’re probably wondering: How is this grounds for a lawsuit? No one forced Parham to take her daughters to McDonald’s, buy them that particular menu item, and sit by as they ate every last French fry in the bag (if they did).

No, she’s suing because when she said no, her kids became disagreeable and “pouted” – for which she wants class action status. If she gets it, McDonald’s isn’t the only company that should worry. Other kids pout because parents won’t get them 800-piece Lego sets, Madame Alexander dolls and Disney World vacations. Are those companies going to be liable too?

And, back to the title of this post, you can imagine how such ... "parents" react to their kids getting into trouble at school and/or them getting bad grades. "But as other busy, working moms and dads know, it tough to stay up on what our kids are doing at school! How are we supposed to make sure our kids are doing their homework? That they're studying for tests? Why can't the teachers check in on them -- after all, isn't that their job?"

I say all responsible parents file a class action suit against Parham (and those like her who've sired offspring) for defamation of parents everywhere.

Posted by Hube at December 16, 2010 04:12 PM | TrackBack

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Did you hear that this lady, Monet Parham-Lee works for the state of CA in a federally funded job where she is a nutrition expert or advocate of some kind?

Posted by: AJ Lynch at December 16, 2010 09:22 PM

OMG. You're not serious, AJ!

Posted by: Hube at December 17, 2010 08:22 PM

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