Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Instructions for my Husband: The Kids Shouldn't Watch Infomercials

This is the conversation we had at our house:

Husband: I really want to show Magpie the painting show with that guy, Bob Ross, he does a whole painting in like 15 minutes!

Anna: That sounds really classy. Maybe next you could show show her an infomerical?

Husband: Next time? Magpie, tell Mommy what your favorite infomercial is.

Magpie: The Magic Bullet Express where they show you how the thing can clean like THREE DIFFERENT things. I love that one. Oh and the one with the sausage/bacon cooking thingy. I like that one a lot, too.

Did you, my beloved husband, not get the memo that we are raising our kids in a TV-free home? And if maybe TV-free is a bit of an exaggeration, is it too much to ask that it be at least an infomerical free zone?

This is the fourth post in my ongoing series of Instructions for My Husband.


Jill said...

LOL! Yeah, I don't think that's too much to ask but I STILL am intrigued by some of those products so I totally understand why Magpie is too!

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

I was totally impressed with Magpie's ability to accurately retell the best features of the magic bullet express. i'm sorry that i didn't side with you right away about the no-tv thing. i was too dazzled. maybe because i, too, am enamoured by the bacon rack. again, sorry.

I'm Jennifer. said...

Hi! Fellow NYC burbs mom here. So funny about the infomercials! My kids love em too. I'll never forget when my 4-yr-old ran over to tell me to buy special hangers that bend so my clothes won't have bumpy arms. So silly.
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Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

Haha!!! Hilarious! She already has a long list of infomercial-watching under her belt.

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