I’ve never bought into the whole societal pressures idea. When I read something about how advertising has an effect on my daily life, I roll my eyes in dismissal- I am above advertising.
But am I really?
Lately the kids have taken a liking to Teletoon, our local retro cartoon station. The antics of Bugs Bunny and friends crack them up. But Teletoon has commercials. Commercials are new to my kids, Disney Jr and Treehouse don’t have commercials. For products anyway, they advertise their other shows.
I wasn’t happy about TV advertising making an entrance into my kid’s lives but listening to them falling off the couch laughing put it out of my mind. Until…
I sat down to wax my legs and my 5 year old informed me that I should get the No No. I asked her what a No No was and she told me “No hair, no pain. Two million people have it.” I told her that I didn’t need a No No, she responded with “It’s guaranteed!”
My 5 year old thinks that hair removal requires 3 easy payments of $19.95 plus shipping and handling. What was I was saying about being above advertising?
New rule: No more Bugs, unless it’s PVR’ed and we can fast forward the commercials. And no No No’s until they are 18. If my kids want to remove hair before they turn 18 they can sneak a razor and slice off half their leg like I did.