Monday, February 16, 2009

Infomercials

I know there are a few of you out there who don't let your kids watch TV. My kids don't watch a ton of TV, all things in moderation, right? But Bella is the infomercial queen. Watching the kids' channels, they see commercials for Pixos, Space Bags, Bendaroos, etc. Every time one of these ads come on, Bella runs to find me, so she can push me in front of the TV with hopes that I will become just as enchanted by these items as she is.
She also has each of these commercials memorized word for word. When Dan comes home from work, she'll recite them to him with the same in your face excitement as the original announcer, in an attempt to sell him on the product. So far, her reenactments have always ended in disappointment, as Dad has the same reaction as I do. "That's awesome. But that's not something we need right now."
A couple of days ago, she decided to take matters into her own hands. I was blow drying my hair, when she ran in my room waving the phone in her hands. She yelled over the dryer "MOM! I called Bendaroos! All they need is your MONEY!"
I shut off the hairdryer, grabbed the phone, and sure enough, I hear a recording prompting me to "press 2 for a visa payment".
If that girl knew how to work a credit card, I'm sure we'd be expecting a very large shipment of Bendaroos on our doorstep in 2 weeks or less.
We plan on keeping that information from her for a very, very long time!

7 comments:

Berly said...

How funny!! Watch out!

Saquel25 said...

That's very funny. My kids are also convinced they need some bendaroos!

ang said...

ha ha!!!!!! maybe if she had asked for the ShamWow...

Rachel. said...

Oh man, I'm a little bit wishing I knew what bendaroos are...

b.liz said...

Hilarious. What in the world are bendaroos?

I find myself swayed by advertising all the time (mmm... a quarter pounder with cheese). Isn't it scary how marketers can just hook their audience?!

daveanddebbie said...

That was hilarious! Yes, you'll definitely be needing to hide your credit cards!

Tricia Lauritzen said...

Oh my goodness. I needed a good laugh.. You are in so much trouble!!