Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Word From Our Sponsors

Learning comes in many different forms.

I love how inquisitive Corey is becoming. We no longer get the annoyingly vauge "but why?" questions. Instead, they are thoughtful and show a clear grasp of trying to solve problems.

One of our favorite movies is Herbie Fully Loaded. I will always be partial to the first Herbie, but Michael Keaton and Matt Dillon are great. We have easily watched this movie 50 times.

This weekend, Corey was watching the cars race around the track and asked, "How come that car says Home Depot on it?"

Good question, I thought. I paused the movie and explained that companies sponsor the drivers. By giving money to the racers, the companies could then put their names and logos on the cars.

He thought this was way cool. "So when it says Quaker State and Cheetos...those companies gave money to them?"

I answered affirmatively and suggested he look for the other names on the cars.

We found Du Pont, Nextel, Loews...

"What's that one, daddy?"
"Umm, that would be Viagra."

He then asked, "What do they sell?"
I thought for a moment. "Assistance."

Hey Disney, thanks for that teachable moment.



Blogger Mrs. Chili said...


Our "encounter" with Viagra came courtesy of the Mythbusters Guys...

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Linzbaby1 said...

Ours came courtasy of the "Viva Viagra" commercials, as my sweet, innocent 8 year old daughter asked us "Mommy! Daddy! Can we go to Viagra????"

11:40 AM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

Pretty soon you can have the whole condom chat . . . it comes sooner than you think.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

Linzbaby, that is TOO FUNNY!! My husband nearly shot iced tea out his nose when I read your response to him. His comeback was "Mommy, can we go to Viagra Falls?"

Seriously, you can't make this stuff up!

9:33 PM  
OpenID postulatesandpasttimes said...

Nothing is safe anymore!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

Nicely played, sir.

Did you explain that the driver is a guy named ED?

8:50 AM  
Blogger creative-type dad said...



12:17 PM  
Blogger Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Haha! You're quick. Great answer.

9:44 PM  

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