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My daughter and I were playing a game on her iPod where you have to identify logos. Not to brag, but I was pretty good at it *pats back*. I have always enjoyed commercials and ads, and evidently I am a good target audience seeing as how well the message sticks with me.

This is the first commercial I remember from my childhood:

Since then I’ve been exposed to a plethora of advertising campaigns, from “Time to make the doughnuts” to “got milk?” (hmmm…those would be good together), from singing raisins to talking M&Ms.

These ads have stuck with me in strange ways. The other day I had run out of deodorant, so (confession time) I used my husband’s. I found that it worked really well, like better than mine. Does that mean I’m less womanly? I mean, “Secret is strong enough for a man, but pH balanced for a woman.” Or am I pH un-balanced?

Orange juice. Anybody else remember the big push: “Orange juice. It’s not just for breakfast anymore”? As a kid, we literally would only drink orange juice at breakfast, in these tiny juice glasses. It was like liquid gold, apparently. Now, we drink it all willy-nilly, any old time of day. Coincidence? Hmmm.

I find it amazing how these from my childhood still go through my head once in a while. Don Draper would be proud. {Aside: if you don’t know Don Draper is, find out. Stat!}

I need to come up with an ad campaign for cleaning the kids’ bedrooms. Something catchy, with a jingle. Something that will both make them want to clean it and keep it clean, as well as make them feel good for doing it.

STOP EVERYTHING!!

I may be onto something here. I think I may have just cracked the Parenting Code. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, *especially* not the kids!

Gotta go! I have some jingles to compose.