Friday, May 1, 2009

Obsession with infomercials

My daughter was watching a few minutes of tv this morning. Her favorite new commercial came on tv.My daughter has always been obsessed with infomercials. Her current obsession is called the "touch and brush". It comes in a variety of colors....even chrome! It dispenses toothpaste for you so you don't make a mess in the bathroom. It sticks to the mirror and dispenses the toothpaste for you right onto the toothbrush. She wants one but her dad thinks that it would be a better gift for Maggie's mom.

Her first infomercial love was aqua globes. She got it for Christmas this year. What 4 year old gets excited about a thing that waters your plants (we have no plants) while you are on vacation?

I must admit that she comes by this love of infomercials genetically from her mother. When I was in elementary school, I became obsessed with something called "sherlock". It was a tool that could "sock it up in seconds". I would quote it all the time. If you turned the tool around, it untwisted just as easily. sigh. I can't find a picture of it to show you this magical tool. Guess what I got for Christmas that year? I was estatic. My dad even got a block of wood and put screws in it so that I could practice with my "sherlock socks it up in seconds".

Unfortunately, there are days when my daughter watches too much tv. Darn that Nick Jr. I hate how many commercials are on that channel. I try to get her outside and dig in the yard with me, but there are some days when she watches too many infomercials. This is evident in the fact that she was begging for a snuggie for her last birthday.

I told her that I wasn't going to get it because it would be too big for her. To which, she sighed and said, "Mom, it fits all sizes and even kids, too." Then, she paused and said, "I don't think it will fit dogs and kitties, though."

Hmmmm....maybe I should invent a snugglie for dogs and kitties?


Bug said...

Actually....Granddaddy Stump came to see us for Christmas (1983) and you were running around saying: "Sherlock, it socks it up in seconds, turn it over and it loosens just as fast!" He HAD ONE!!!! in his tool chest. He and Dad went in the garage and put some nuts and bolts in a scrap piece of wood and Granddaddy Stump gave you the wood and the Sherlock for Christmas. HA HA You were soooo excited...You even knew the 1-800 number to call and order it.

Laura Leigh said...

Oh -- I can remember watching infomercials with you in college. There was very little that we didn't want to order. Your daughter does come by this naturally.

:) Laura

Bug said...

Actually, I kind of want that toothpaste thing and I haven't even seen the commercial