21 Jan '12, 9pm

They Are Marketing to Children Too...Imagine That!

They Are Marketing to Children Too...Imagine That!

I have seriously had to rethink, or maybe revise, the act of supermarket shopping with my young son. This is not because he is creating chaos in the house of consumer worship, in fact he is doing what is expected of him, he is coveting with abandon. You see virtually every box of cartoon-adorned cereal, candy display, or primary-colored, plastic-wrapped, synthesized foodstuff belligerently screams out for the eyes and attention of wanting children, of almost every age. It is a palace of wonder, desire, and temptation for the little ones, and a place of trying patience for those of us just wanting to make it through. Instead of caving in and buying him everything he reaches for, I explain to him what the item is in the most objective terms, and inform him that we could go home and make something better than what is being offered here (i.e. bake cookies, bake our own chips) ...

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