|Yup, my kids are watching the Sound of Music.|
I'll tell you what I absolutely don't miss though. The commercials! It has been so nice to not constantly hear my kids telling me that they want or need the latest toy they just saw on TV. Nice to have them actually use their imaginations, instead of repeating what the commercial said. Marketing works. Last summer, my son told me I should get glad force flex garbage bags. Seriously? A five year old cares about garbage bags? I realized just how nice it has been to be commercial free yesterday, when one of our new movies had an advertisement for a toy before the movie started. My kids were suddenly unhappy without that toy. It's all they ever wanted. How could they go on without it?
I think I'll keep on being commercial free. I'll take the kids under my feet.