While the lockdown may allow families to catch up with each other as the kids are off from school and the parents are also off from work (or trying to work from home), keeping kids engaged without being able to take them out of the house is a challenging endeavor, to say the least.
But one creative mom used her kids’ love for McDonald’s to create a dining experience they won’t soon forget. By putting together a few nuggets and even replicating the iconic packaging, along with an online simulator from a viral video by LadBaby, she managed to recreate the drive-thru experience from the safety and comfort of their home.
Karen Lennon, from Birmingham, found the drive-through simulator on YouTube and had it displayed straight to her TV. The video was from user LadBaby who happens to be a dad and came up with the idea and shared it online. It has been viewed more than 10 million times.
The video made Karen’s son feel like he was driving towards the drive-thru window where a McDonald’s worker took his order.
The kid then ordered a McNugget Happy Meal, which Karen was already prepping in the kitchen, before being directed to a waiting bay as his “order” was processed.
It was an accurate representation of the whole drive-thru process that even had the option to pay through cash or card.
Karen took a clip of the adorable simulation and shared it on Facebook with a few photos of her son’s “happy” meal.
At the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group, Karen wrote: “When I bring Mcdonald’s to the kids. Made tea time a bit more fun and the kids loved it.”
Karen said she specifically searched for LadBaby to track down the video on YouTube.
Karen’s “Happy Meal” had chicken nuggets in paper-made cartons that had the fastfood chain’s iconic red and yellow logo.
Instead of soda, she provided juice as well as a small toy truck as the “complimentary” toy.
As expected, people were blown away and her post quickly got over a thousand likes.
People have been inspired by Karen’s example and can’t wait to try it out on their kids.