Friday, February 11, 2011

Shame, shame Lululemon!

I took my weekly trip to the grocery store today with my little guy.  Much easier than with 2...much, much, much easier.  So, off we go, environmentally friendly bags in hand.

We get back home and I put all the groceries away while Finley toddled around, playing and bringing me random toys.  Being his sweet, innocent little self.

One of my recyclable grocery bags is from Lululemon.  I took a moment to notice the quotes on the front of the bag.

"Friends are more important than money"  Okay, I believe that.

"Do one thing a day that scares you"  Um.  This one I'm not so sure of.  Maybe once a week or more realistically, once a month.  If you wake up EVERYDAY thinking you have to do something that scares you....that's not exactly a motivator to get up on the morning.  Just my opinion.

"Do not use cleaning chemicals on your kitchen counter or floors.  Someone will inevitably make a sandwich on your counter" I completely agree and follow that rule.

"Children are the orgasm of life.  Just like you did not know what an orgasm was before you had one, nature does not let you  know how great children are until you have them."

Whoa, whoa, whoa.  Wait a second here.  Really?!  Did Lululemon need to go there?!  Hasn't the media within our world become sexualized enough?  Did they have to  put "children" and "orgasm" in the same sentence together?!  I'm certainly not saying orgasms are "bad" to talk about, not that I am even going to go there either as I have family that reads this's just weird to me that someone ever thought to put that sentence together.

Does anyone else see the wrongness in this quote or am I just being a supersensitive parent here?  Did they think it was amusing, funny or witty when they sat around the boardroom in all their spandex & messy ponytail glory (while just possibly doing the downward dog) and came up with this doozy?  I find it a wee bit offensive.  Just a wee bit.

Also, do they not realize that kids can READ?  What if Adrian or Finley were 6 or 7 years old and just happened to be reading my Lululemon bag...only to look up and ask me "Mumma, what's an orgasm?"  I would die.  How do you explain that one?  I'm having heart palpitations just thinking of it.

They could have thrown plenty of other nouns in there that would have made just as much sense and been a lot more "appropriate".  So I decided to put my own twist on that quote and I think Lululemon should do the same:

"Children are the Chocolate of life.  Just like you didn't know how delicious chocolate was before you had it, nature does not allow you to know how scrumptious children are before you have them."

Take that LULULEMON!


Csilla said...

Thats right, LULULEMON, Take that indeed!!

Erin said...

Come on now, January. I asked you what an orgasm was and you actually did a fantastic job of describing it to me. :)

Can't wait to read the blog where Adrian asks you that question.

Your writing is like the most delicious cup of coffee that I look forward to every day - it warms me and keeps me going....cheers to my fabulous friend. You are an angel in the lives of your sons and to many, many more people around you. Miss you!

Tanya said...

Tsk Tsk Lululemond...! I will confess though, I LOVE my Lulu gym bag...on sale of course! I would probably have to sell my first born to buy anything there at regular price...not very "Orgasmic" in my opinion! XOX

Ellen said...

I'm with you Gorgeous Girl...very inappropriate under any circumstances...your choice of words is "sweet".

Thank you for my daily fix.

Ellen said...

Hi GG - I read this blog again and I have a question about the Lululemon quote about not using cleaning chemicals on your counters or your floors because someone will inevitably make a sandwich on your counter. Does the rest of the quote mean they will inevitably use the floor as a plate?