Last Sunday, Abdiel (our grandnephew) was home to brighten our day. You could tell because our house looked like a battlefield—upside down. When Abdiel comes over, confusion takes over and everything is the opposite of what it should be. Right is left, up is down, white is black and so forth.
When he left, I went to the guest room and started to tidy up the mess. There were countless plastic toys scattered on the floor obtained from convincing his reluctant father to buy him a “Cajita Feliz” every time they went past a MacDonald’s fast-food restaurant .
For those of you who don’t have kids, let me briefly say, that a “Cajita Feliz” which translate in English to “Happy Meal”, is a creative marketing tool used by MacDonald’s to sell its junk food to children.
A “Happy Meal” is a meal specially tailored for children, sold at the fast-food chain McDonald’s since June 1979. A toy is typically included with the food, both of which are usually contained in a small multi-colored box with the McDonald’s logo.
To ensure that the trademark is internationally recognizable, McDonald’s now uses the term “Happy Meal” in Europe and the United States. In Quebec, it is called “Joyeux Festin” (literally meaning “Happy Feast” in French), in Hispanic America and Puerto Rico, it’s known as Cajita Feliz (Happy Box in Spanish), and in Brazil it is known as “McLanche Feliz ” (Happy McSnack in Portuguese).
Getting back to my story, I started to collect all the plastic toys and depositing them in a toy box, specially purchased to custody Abdiel’s trophies. But as you know, there’s a child inside all of us, regardless of age. So, the child inside me, popped out of my body, and started to play with the toys before I had the opportunity of sealing the toy box.
Since I always keep my Birthday camera handy, it also joined the innocent child’s play. It’s wonderful to be a child again, after 62 years of playing the role of an adult full of responsabilities, budgets, schedules, and what have you.
After the inner child played until exhaustion and returned to its home inside my body, this is the result of the playing activity. Take a look.
Please don’t do this at home. You run the risk of being permanently banned from your local photography association. Good Day.