Sunday, October 25, 2009

Baby Homer Simpson

Betty has never let Anne watch Baby Einstein. She just never saw the point. When other people pointed out that it had "Einstein" in the title and therefore must make your baby smart, she would reply, "They're just showing different toys. Anne could see that at home."

And she was right, of course. That's one thing I love about Betty - she never takes anyone's word for granted without thinking things through.

And if you are a parent and have tens of the Baby Einstein DVDs at your house, you might be sitting on a small fortune because Disney is offering a refund for all those DVDs that didn't turn your kid into a genius.

If your child has watched these DVDs then it doesn't mean that your child has been hurt academically. It just means that your child may have been exposed to fewer words than another baby doing a different activity, as Baby Einstein doesn't have a lot of words in it. But if you talk to your child regularly then you have nothing to worry about.

So if your child hasn't contributed to any spectacular scientific advancements recently, or hasn't become a child prodigy on the piano, or still can't identify the twelve signs of the Zodiac in the night sky, or if your child has simply outgrown the Baby Einstein DVDs, then maybe it's time that you got a refund.

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