If you mention the word "subway," she'll shout, "eat fresh!"
The other day I gave her a Dannon fruit smoothie. Specifically, it was the "Danimals" product -- a smoothie for kids. She drank it down, wiped her mouth and yelled:
But perhaps her biggest product obsession so far has been with the Sham Wow, a super-absorbent towel sold via infomercial.
Claire was fascinated from the get-go. "What's that box?!" she asked when we saw the delivery on our doorstep. I was like, "Oh, that must be the Sham Wow."
Both kids were highly impressed by the name. After all, it has the word "wow" in it. They demanded to know more.
"It's a super-absorbent towel," I explained. "It soaks up a lot of water."
We took a few out and examined them. They looked normal to me, but the kids were awestruck.
It was almost too much for them to take.
Paper towels, napkins, even cloth towels were totally useless. Annoyingly inferior. The only acceptable option was the Sham Wow. Claire even walked around holding one, in case of a spill.
When she got out of the bath, she wanted to use a Sham Wow to squeeze the water out of her hair.
She would look up to the sky and shout, "Santa! I need more Sham Wows for Christmas!"
And she would tell her friends, in a low and serious voice, "We have Sham Wows. Do you want to see one? They soak up so much water."
In retrospect, I should have seized the moment and pitched her as a spokeskid for Sham Wow. But I waited too long, and eventually her passion for Sham Wows ebbed. Now she will use one if it's around but otherwise she's fine with normal towels.
The kid's got potential, though. If she's enthusiastic about a product, there's no stopping her. And obviously she can recite jingles with the best of them.
Maybe she could pitch the George Foreman Grill? The ThighMaster? The Snuggie?