Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I want that ______ (fill in the blank with the newest obnoxious toy/game/food here)

I hate cable.

I will be very glad when football season is over and we cancel it.

Why, you might ask yourself.

Because every time my children see a commercial for ANY toy (even girl toys with Jack), game (video or board game), or food (yogurt, fast food, bananas, they aren't picky) all I hear is "I NEED that" or "I need that toy for Christmas Mama."

No, you don't. What in the world would you do with that electronic dog that you play with and it grows into a pet? Why would you want to try all natural peanut butter? You hated it when I got it for you at Panera that day (let me tell you, I tried it to see why they were being so really is gross). Who would play that new board game with you? Me? Nope, you get too frustrated when you don't win and pieces wind up all over the house.

So, I wait.

For the end of a great thing (football season and crystal clear reception) and the beginning of a better one...PBS Kids during the week, and obnoxious commercials only on the weekend mornings. I can handle one day of the offense, just not all day, every day.

(Yes, I hear you saying turn off the t.v. It is off, A LOT, but for the small times it is on, ARGH!)

5 Words to brighten my day:

Cathi said...

That is why I love PBS and Disney - no commercials for toys or food or junk!

Nicole said...

PBS is all we watch at my house. Although that may be because we only have 20 some channels to choose from. :}

PapaJeff said...

Football good, commercials bad.

Cable good in small doses, satellite better, also in small doses.

Discipline a must, in all cases.

That's just a challenge of living in the modern world. Welcome to more of the challenges of parenthood. :)

Erika said...

I totally know what you mean. At work, whenever the TV is on and there's a commercial, the kids are either saying they have that toy (usually lying) or that they want the toy for Christmas. It is so aggravating. The sad part is, that's exactly what the marketing people want them to do.

Holly said...

Nickolodeon is the worst!! We used to only watch pbs, then we added in a little disney, and they weren't that bad. Some how we made it over to nickelodeon and they have one commercial after the next. One day, about midway through the day I got the "swim to me puppy" jingle stuck in my head and I wanted to kick the tv.