Dear Chach and Nellie,
I saw this ad for Pedia-Lax on the back cover of the June/July 2011 issue of Disney’s Family Fun magazine today and thought your readers may enjoy it.
Seriously? What is the obsession with poop? First the “getting real about what goes on in the bathroom” and now they want to give me a post graduate degree in children’s constipation? Really?
Here is all you need to know about poop: food goes in, poop comes out. If it doesn’t come out, give the kid some prunes…poop comes out. If it still doesn’t come out, go see your doctor. That’s it.
The bigger issue, the pink elephant in the room here is where the poop goes. Let’s talk about that for a minute. They think that their online resources will give you a Ph.D. in Poopology? This isn’t an institution of higher learning, this is war. There are no diplomas, they give out Medals of Honor to brave mommies and daddies!
How about a 2 year old who insists he is Jackson Pooplick? How about that Pedia-Lax? “Give Poop a Chance?” What burned-out hippie copyrighter thought that was a good idea? How about “Give Mom a Break?” That is better slogan!
I didn’t want to take the third boob hostage with an unwelcomed guest blogger, but I thought your readers would enjoy this ad.
There are all sorts of stories you could write in this same genre. Here are a few of my ideas:
1. Poop Massacre
2. Poop Massacre II, Revenge of the Turds
3. Poop Massacre III, Return of the Brown Knight
4. Poop Massacre IV, The Temple of Poo
Thank you for making this blog a reality. It makes me feel like I am not so alone in this crazy world of parenting.