Matt and I were feeding the babies in one room. 3 year old Boo was watching The Goodnight Show on PBS Kids Sprout in another room.
She came into our room, softly approached her daddy, and whispered, "Daddy. Our vacuum isn't good enough."
"Huh?" Matt asked. "What are you talking about?"
Boo spoke louder. "Daddy, our vacuum isn't good enough. We need a Swivel Sweeper. It gets under the furniture and picks up cat hair."
And with that, Boo ran off to the other room.
Matt turned to me, "No more channels that show commercials. She gets a DVD at night from now on."
I put my baby to bed and wandered into the TV room. I re-wound the programming, courtesy of Tivo. There it was. A Swivel Sweeper mini infomerical, airing between Thomas and Jakers.
"Mommy! It's the Swivel Sweeper commercial! Let's watch it together!" Boo crawled onto the couch next to me. "See! Regular vacuums come unplugged from the wall. The Swivel Sweeper runs on batteries. It doesn't have wheels. It goes under the furniture. See! It picks up cat hair. Look at those kids. They can use the Swivel Sweeper! Can we get a Swivel Sweeper? Please, Mommy, please? I'm going to go ask Daddy."
Boo hopped off the couch to go ask Daddy. She came back into the room looking dejected. "Daddy said no. Hey! Can we watch that it again? I love that Swivel Sweeper commercial!"
I knew Miss Boo would one day be swayed by TV commercials. I had no idea the first experience would be for a battery operated vacuum.