(If not go here and read about how the Pillow Pets Commercials temporarily ruined my life)
Well folks, I am here to tell you about a new evil that threatens to disrupt the fabric of life with small children as we know it. No, I'm not talking about the overblown "arsenic in apple juice" debacle (which, by the way is stupid. I learned in 7th grade that apple seeds have small amounts of arsenic in them which is why you aren't supposed to eat them). I am talking about this crap seen below. Stay in it for about 20 seconds. The song will drive you to insanity.
Every time my kid sees this and hears the song, all I hear for the rest of the day is "I want the ladybug! She lives in a house! And you ring the doorbell! And WOOOOOOW there's a UNICORN! OH MY GOD I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT THIS BECAUSE IT WAS ON TV AND EVERYTHING ON TV IS OBVIOUSLY AWESOME! Especially with such a catchy song!"
(The last couple of lines was my commercial induced insanity taking over)
Granted, my kid probably watches too much TV. But what the hell else are kids supposed to do when they get up at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning and Mommy is still partially in a coma because she hasn't had her requisite 4 cups of coffee yet?
For my kid, seeing this commercial is like a crack head being show commercials for crack. SHE MUST HAVE IT. To her it's the most wonderful and urgent need in the world. These things are the pinnacle of ecstasy and completely thrilling (I mean, look at how absolutely thrilled the kids in the commercial are). And it's all she can think about. She will beg, borrow and steal (but mostly just whine) for the chance to have one.
Seriously, this cutesy stuffed pet / pillow friend trend needs to be stopped. Because before we know it, our preschoolers will form an army of commercial-jingle-induced zombies who threaten all out anarchy unless they get their nappy friends.
|Seriously, is this what we parents want?|
This is not a future that I want to have to envision.