...that your daughter is precisely the demographic that McDonalds, Burger King, KFC et al are all most interested in.
Hey, I like the odd bit of fast food from time to time - indeed, sometimes (often during the winter) I get these odd cravings that last about a week for the fatty, unhealthy, cholesterol-laden pleasures of fast food.
I'm currently at home in Paris for Passover (the temptations of baguettes and lovely pastries are all around me, and I have to eat matzoh!), and thus away from my bookshelf in England right now, but from what I remember of Eric Schlosser's excellent book *Fast Food Nation*, it seems that children's culinary tastes (or the lack thereof!) are pretty well developed by the age of 4. If you've been exposed to a wide variety of cuisines and flavours and given what essentially I'd call a good culinary education by age 4, the chances are that you'll have pretty broad tastes for the rest of your life. McDonalds and the other chains market their meals at children because they know that if they get kids hooked on their food when they're really young, they'll keep coming back for more and more for the rest of their lives.
I suppose the lesson here is to make sure our children eat diets that are healthy, well-balanced, and varied - then there's probably little danger of them becoming fast-food addicts. I'm sure your kids will be fine, Jerome! And I, too, miss Burger King here in France. It was so much better than MacDo....
Well, I'm off to tour the Place Vendome and drool over watches. I wonder how many diamond-encrusted horrors Dubail's showing today?