I forced my sons to watch the DVD, The Monkees - Our Favorite Episodes, the other night. They were less than impressed when I told them they needed to watch at least one show. They were slightly amused, but they got a kick out of the retro commercials for Rice Krispies and Kool-Aid.
It's good to know my children are easily enthralled with quality commercials. I keep telling myself that they won't jump on any bandwagons. I am hoping positive thoughts will overcame the flash and allure of fabricated advertising campaigns. I was preoccupied with my boys being influenced by advertising, that I didn't notice the effect it had on me.
I was inspired by this little number: It shows the "boys" munching on cereal beside the Monkee Mobile. Davy pulls a fast one and has developed a truly unique way to eat his cereal- sugar and all!
I decided to try my hand using Davy's method at breakfast this morning. We didn't have Rice Krispies, but cornflakes were on the menu. The children gave me a weary eyed look as I poured in the sugar, then the milk, and in the other bowl I put the cereal. Obviously, I didn't pay too much attention the first time I saw this commercial.
I am old enough to know better. I shouldn't have copied what I saw on television, especially if it aired in the late 60's performed by a group of musicians named The Monkees. My kids knew better, but I still went ahead with my feat.
Here's what went down:
Have you tried this? Do you have a fun way to eat your cereal?