We don’t have cable or satellite, either. The TV is rarely on so my kids aren’t really asking for much. However, I get a million toy catalogs in the mail. I give them to the kids and have them circle the things they like. It’s fun for them and then I have an instant wish list for the grandparents. They know they’ll never get most of the things circled but they have fun doing it. My husband is in advertising. He’s a writer and it pays our bills. I’d apologize to all of you but he doesn’t write commercials for toys. :0)
I’ll only blame you if he writes advertisements for front-loading, high-capacity, low-water-usage washing machines.
I wrote my fair share of commercial ads back in the day, so I have noting against those that do it, including those who write them for toys.
The “toy” catalogs that show up in my mail are not children’s toys, yet our 10yo finds more stuff in them she claims to want than mommy and daddy combined -— and they’re OUR catalogs! Go figger.