It’s amazing how brand conscious kids are. I once came home with an off-brand Cheerios knock-off. My 2-year-old Edgar looked at the box and asked, “why is it not yellow enough?”
But, yeah, I felt pretty sheepish when I realized my son was learning to read from late night infomercials. To my credit–he was really really sick and didn’t want to do anything except lay and watch tv. And even with 10 billion channels available on grandma’s satellite, sometimes there is just nothing on.