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 blog...it'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!