How many times have you stopped at McDonald's to appease your child's burning desire for a Happy Meal? Yeah, we've all done it. It's not the greatest food - the movie Supersize Me proved that - but sometimes we have to pick our battles and in the end, do the best we can to provide our children with nutritious meals that they'll actually want to eat.
That's no small feat sometimes.
Take the case of David E. Schorr, the father of a five-year-old son who offered his child this ultimatum: The boy could eat anywhere he wanted as long as he didn't select McDonald's. If he chose McDonald's, Schorr warned the boy, he'd be sent to bed without any dinner.
Despite the admonitions of his father, the child said he wanted to have his dinner at McDonald's. Schorr, unwilling to back down, sent the boy to bed without a meal. When the boy's psychologist, Marilyn Schiller, learned about the incident, she pronounced the father incapable of caring for his son.
Schorr just happens to be a lawyer herself specializing in employee benefits. The unfortunate incident occurred during a contentious divorce and custody battle he was going through with his estranged wife.
The divorce proceedings haven't been made public so all that's known now is that the father has his son on alternate weekends and shares dinner with him every Tuesday. Meanwhile, the psychologist has asked the judge to eliminate the fathers weekend visits or apply limitations.
The case is pending.