Maybe it was the home shopping I watched while pregnant, but my 5-year-old daughter is very susceptible to television advertising.
We generally watch educational television programming, but aside from PBS, even that is riddled with commercials aimed at both kids and adults.
Lately, my daughter is digging AquaGlobes, glass bulbs that slowly water your plants while also looking very artistic and pretty. Is she attracted to the shiny glass or embarrassed that our plants aren’t thriving?
Her previous fascination was with those plastic bags that vacuum seal your clothing and linens into shrunken bundles. We didn’t buy those either, but I did contemplate the state of my closet.
It could be worse. She could be wanting expensive toys or Sounds of the 80s CD sets. Maybe she’s just preparing for a highly organized life in which closets are clutterfree and plants are well sodden.
Or maybe it was all that home shopping television.