There have been a few commercials lately that represent children in kind of ugly ways. Girls usually.
The first example is this little chicklet on the train. She hypnotizes the guy with a chip until she slams his head against the window. Then she looks self satisfied. Wowza, that mom is in for world of hurt. Pardon the pun, but the kid is already out of control. I mean, who does that?
Then there is the girl who screams at the top of her lungs at her brother when he dumps his Legos. MOM HAS A HEADACHE she bellows but mom pops up off the couch and says her headache is gone. All I can think is no way, Lady, your headache is just beginning. The kid is a brat. Plus, you're going to have to pick up all those Legos. Have fun when she's 13.
Finally, there is the frugal family saving up for the opt out plan for their cable television and internet. They take their kid's lunch money as she comes in the door but after the coach assures them there is no need, the kid picks up all the jars and saunters off with them and the money. Was it all her lunch money in there? I hope so because she sure seemed to feel justified in taking it. The parents just sat there so maybe it was. I'm afraid they have problems in their future with that one. Grand larceny, anyone?
Don't get me wrong. I want girls to be assertive. I don't want parents to lie around on the couch or steal their child's lunch money. I just hate to see little kids portrayed as demons. That's all.