I just LOVE commercials on kids TV shows. Love 'em.
Can you sense the sarcasm? Really, it was that obvious? Oh.
I usually let the kids watch Disney channel since there are no commercials, or shows we have recorded on the DVR so I can fast forward through them. I do not like the idea that my kids' views on the world are being shaped by people trying to make money.
This morning we were watching Strawberry Shortcake, recorded on the DVR. I was engrossed in something and did not notice that a commercial had come on. Then I heard Emma's voice.
"Mommy, I have an idea. We need to go to that place and give them a dollar."
"What place sweetheart?" I look and see she is pointing to the TV, where there is a commercial for the Gerber Life Grow-Up Plan. Yeah, it's life insurance.
This is where teacher Emma comes out. She stands by the TV, gesturing like Vanna White, and explaining things so that I can understand. "We go to this place, and give them a dollar, and then they give us ten thousand dollars and I can take it and get a lot of stuff at Build-A-Bear. A lot, Mom."
If only life were that easy...