Wednesday, June 17, 2015
So It's Possible My Kid Watches Too Much iPad
My daughter loves her iPad. More than any toy, possibly more than any thing. She loves watching movies, she loves watching TV shows, but she really, really loves watching YouTube. She's obsessed with "toy review" videos on the channel, which is another whole post in itself. But basically, they are videos of people (sometimes kids, usually adults) unwrapping, opening, and demonstrating toys.
She can't get enough of these things.
She's not the only one. These YouTubers have thousands to millions of views (and some even rake in millions of dollars). And now that these videos have become so popular, they usually have ads playing before them.
Well, apparently, she has been seeing deodorant ads a lot lately, because the other day, we were in the grocery store when she suddenly stopped in front of the antiperspirant display and grabbed a tube of Secret.
Then she started talking. Or rather, reciting.
"Secret Clear Gel," she began, speaking to no one in particular. "Hashtag 'Clearly Better.'"
(And yes, she actually said the word "hashtag.")
She continued: "It dries clear and you know exactly where it's going instead of spray."
Then she turned to me. "Mom? Can we get Secret Clear Gel?"
"Because," she said. "It's clearly better."
Hashtag Someone Clearly Need Some Stricter Screen Time Restrictions, huh?
Am I the only one whose kid is obsessed with the iPad? Or the only one whose kid recites commercials by heart? Please say no!