I took the kids for a snack at McDonalds today, while Sarah was
shopping on her own.

The toys were cool - more interesting and higher quality than back
home. And both kids loved that: (1) they got to choose their toys
from a little menu; and (2) than one of the happy meal options was
mini-pancakes! Mmm, mmm... nothing better than pancakes and fries in
the mid-afternoon.