Friday, March 27, 2009

Commercial Impact

Yesterday Snapper got the latest issue of My Big Backyard in the mail. In case you didn't know, My Big Backyard is a great nature magazine for little kiddos. There was an article about how different animals clean themselves. Snapper got all excited about the picture of the lizard licking its eyeball. Here's our heated discussion.

Snapper: "Mommy! The Geico can lick its eye!"
Me: "Do you mean Gecko?"
S: "No, Mommy, it's GEICO."
Me: "Sweetie, it's a Gecko."
S: (in frustration...with a bit of sass) "No, Mother, it's GEICO. I saw it on tv."

I laughed. And laughed. And laughed.
I wonder what other strange ideas commercials are planting in my daughter's head! We don't watch very much tv at all, so apparently it doesn't take much!


ErinL said...

Wait until she meets our gecko named Geico...then she'll be really confused :)!

Stef said...

About a month ago I told Ethan that my tooth hurt when I ate cold things. He turned around and said in a very matter-of-fact voice -- "you should call 1-800-DENTIST"