Can we be honest with each other?

I know it isn’t popular or cool. I know it isn’t healthy or smart and it just isn’t in fashion! But I need to get this off my chest. I can’t live the lie anymore. I can’t keep on pretending that the only things I eat are lean, wild-caught proteins, fresh organically grown vegetables, salads with a vinaigrette dressing and kale or spinach smoothies all damn day.

Are you ready for the truth?

I eat fast food.

And I let my kids eat fast food.

And I know you do too.

I have seen your car in that drive-thru. I know you don’t go in because it feels safer to never exit your vehicle. Maybe if you don’t go in, people will never know that you ate that cheeseburger. I know everyone is mortified when the 4-year old admits to having McDonalds for dinner, but sometimes I just don’t feel like cooking! And sometimes I just don’t have time to deal with dinner. And who has the time and energy required to come up with some creative and home-cooked meal 7 times a week?!

I don’t eat it every day, but sometimes the only thing that sounds good is a burger and fries. Plus, we all know that nothing is better than French fries dipped in a chocolate frosty.

Celeste Snodgrass

Celeste is a co-author of the hilarious book It's Really 10 Months: Delivering the truth about the glow of pregnancy and other blatant lies. Celeste, her hilarious husband, two quickly growing kids and two dogs are new transplants to South Dakota. She works for an international child welfare and adoption agency. She daydreams of having enough free time to make all the delicious recipes and fun DIY projects she has on her Pinterest boards.