The Power of Advertising
Every night before the girls go to sleep, my husband and I lie down with them for a few minutes of cuddle time. We talk about their day and their tomorrow. They listen to a book on tape or some soothing music (Lydia likes Dean Martin. Really.)It's one of my favorite parts of the day. Our itty bitty kitty, Shirley (aka Lil'Shirl- it's her hip-hop name) loves to nestle in with Claire. We love it because she gets into like a sleep high and squinches up her eyes and looks so cute. Plus, there is nothing warmer or cozier than a sleepin' kitty. She's the sassy one on the right.
Last night, as I was snuggling with Lydia, she let out this big sigh and said, "I'm tired!"
Quickly followed up with, "But I don't want to take Lunesta!" (Because we so often feel the need to drug our children with sleep aids before they go to bed)
THIS is why prescription medication ought not to be advertised on television at the magnitude that it is currently. And also why my kids are limited to PBS, Disney and The Food Network- it's as much for the content of the programming as it is the things they advertise. Claire wants to watch American Idol, which admittedly, I have never watched. From what I know about it, I don't have any objections to her watching the show, but I do have an issue with the commercials- especially for scary and/or inappropriate movie trailers.