Whoever came up with the Zoo Pals commercial jingle should be stabbed and then set on fire. It may sound a little extreme, but I mean it.
If you are not familiar with Zoo Pals, watch this:
Zoo Pals Commercial
Because my kid watches more tv than any 3-year-old really should (mostly because she doesn't let me out of her sight unless she is enjoying one of her favorite shows), she sees this commercial during every kids show she watches. Then she yells for me to rewind it over and over and over so that she can sing along to it. Then she spends the rest of the day either singing the song or begging me to get her Zoo Pals plates.
We went to the grocery store yesterday and somehow she spotted them from the other end of the aisle. I was ready to give in and buy them until I saw them. They are paper plates that come in a pack of 20 for $3.99. They are not plastic, nor are they stiff styrofoam plates. They are PAPER plates. Sitting next to the stack of Zoo Pals plates was a giant pack of regular paper plates that stated on the package in giant lettering, "200 for $1.99!!! WOW!!!!" I said NO.
Now Lila is refusing to use ANY of the plates we have in the house explaining that "THIS PLATE does not make eating fun." I will likely give in and just buy the stupid plates. But every day I send telepathic messages of scorn at those fucking advertising bastards.