Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chickie, the advertising expert

We were in the store the other day, and Chickie spied small bottles of chocolate milk with Toy Story characters on the labels. She excitedly pointed them out and asked, "Mommy, can we get those?"

"No," I told her.

"Why not?"

"Well," I said, "I can make chocolate milk at home, and it's healthier [because I don't use that much chocolate] and cheaper." I decided it was time to teach her an important marketing lesson. "The Toy Story characters don't make the milk taste any better," I told her.

"But Mommy," she explained, "It's not about it tastes better. It's about it looks cool."

Her grammar may not be the best, but she sure does have a good grasp on advertising. Is she too young to start sending in applications for business school?

6 comments:

Call Me Cate said...

I could've saved myself a ton of money and time on my marketing certificate if I had only talked with Chickie first. Does she offer degrees of some sort?

Melinda said...

You sure do have a clever one there.

nopinkhere said...

I think it's funny that they had to do a study to prove what a 4 year old instinctively knows!

Kristen said...

Too cute. I think Chickie should start her own blog...all about business sense and advice! ;-P

~hon~ said...

oh my...you look so great with the new hair!!! kids grow up so fast..been a while...i miss you!

C. Beth said...

Thanks, hon! Good to see you back!