My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

And it begins ... "I Want one of those ...!"

As most of you may know, I am 2 years old. I like the usual things that a 2 year old girl likes: I like my toys (especially the noisy ones!), my books (especially the noisy ones!), and going to the park. I like my Fudgy Bear, seeing my nanna and granddad and having long 'mummy cuddles' on the sofa whilst watching a Winnie the Pooh DVD. 

However, whilst having some TV time with mummy today, I made a mammoth discovery ....

Why did nobody tell me ....???
Watching Bubble Guppies on Nick Jr was nothing out of the ordinary. It was an episode I had never seen before, but nobody had prepared me for what came after my 20 minutes of routine singing and dancing to the sounds of Mr Grouper and the Guppies. 

Adverts ...? What are these adverts ...?
Right, so these are just the time fillers that break up my favourite programmes, yes? The bits I take no notice of, my cue to switch off, switch my attention and find something else to do. That's how it works ... right?

Not today. Today I found a whole new appreciation, built a whole new opinion, developed a whole new understanding about these little 'time fillers' that frequently result in me grabbing my noisiest toy to drown out the sound of endless information about things that aren't Bubble Guppies, Peppa Pig or Team Umizoomi. 

These little clips of 'nothingness' had toys! 

"Why has no one ever told me about this?"

Oooh, whats that ...? Milky the Bunny ...? I want a Milky the Bunny ...!

Oooh, what's that ...? A Paper Jamz Rock Girl Pink Microphone ...? I want a Paper Jamz Rock Girl Pink Microphone ...! I'm not sure why. I'm only 2. But right now, it's on my telly and I want one!

Oooh, what's that ...? An Ozbozz My First Scooter - in PINK ...? I neeeed an Ozbozz My First Scooter ... in pink ...!!

Mummy thought she was winning in her fight against TV advertising. I don't watch lots of telly, and until today, these 'advert' things really weren't of any interest to me. But now I know they are there ... in between every single programme. 4 - 5 minutes of pure product pushing! Toys, toys, toys and more toys! Of course, many of the toys shown are not necessarily suitable for me. I am 2, so would have little use for a set of Hot Wheels Wall Tracks right now, but they look like fun, and they're on my telly, so I want that too!!

This is a little reminder for mummy and daddy, and maybe even a subtle warning ... You can't hide these things from me! The people inside these adverts are trying to tell me things ... wanting to show me things ... willing you to buy things, and all this time I never even knew they were there!! But that all changed today. Today, I listened to their messages, watched their colours and felt the temptation induced by the sheer, unmeasurable joy on the faces of the children on the screen. Mummy and daddy, nanna and granddad, in fact anyone that fancies listening, I have a little announcement to make that I hope sums up what I have learnt from this afternoon's events ...

Just saying ... in case you needed to know!

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  1. Yup, adverts are made to tease you into gettinbg mummy and daddy to buy you things! My little boy says "I want one of those" lots of times every day!

  2. he he - F is only allowed to watch cbeebies for this reason! x

  3. Ahhh Molly has recently started this too....also when we are out shopping now she says to me "Mummy would you like to buy this for me today please?" Ha ha ha!! x

  4. Mummy wishes Bubble Guppies and Peppa Pig were on CBeebies for that reason!!
    And I need to chat with Molly - my trick is, when mummy is looking at things in the shop, I tend to see what I like and discreetly place it under the buggy! I've not quite mastered doing it without her noticing before leaving the shop ... but I'm working on it!! ;) x

  5. lol Skye is always doing it, So I sit with her and say I want everything now with her, She says to me that I am either "too big" for it hmm or its a "boys toy" so I'm not allowed them.

  6. LOL! My nearly 2 year old isn't yet at this stage but your post has helped to prepare to be very afraid of when this happens!

  7. Queen scamp recently commented on how she wanted Santa to bring her 'some of those' (pointed at a pair of over priced Lelli kellis)during the Peppa Pig ads!

    NO CHANCE MADAM!From now on I am CBeebies all the way - ad free heaven!

  8. Yep - Sky + and a sharp ear for the ad breaks is what you need as a Mummy these days if we don't want to end up with grumpy children who are never satisfied!

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