Monday, April 7, 2014

Children Can See This

A few days ago, MSN featured an article on the nonexistence of the tooth fairy. MSN is the 31st most popular website. Millions of children use it as a homepage. When a child who still believes in the tooth fairy sees this they'll want to click on it. And the first paragraph goes like this:
On the occasion of National Tooth Fairy Day (yes, there is such a thing), I received not one but two studies showing that the tiny sprite is taking a bigger bite out of parents' wallets.
It always upsets me when newspapers runs disputing the existence of Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. But at least print media can fall back on that, "Oh, surely children don't read newspapers nowadays" excuse. How many children don't use the Internet?
Another problem with this article: all the information comes from adults and, as we all know, humans lose the ability to see fairies when that last tooth falls out. The same applies to images captured on camera.
If this looks like a picture of a little girl sleeping in a green room, your childhood has deserted you. Feel bad. Feel very bad.
Duh. Whether or not you believe in fairies is a personal thing, but let children have their fantasies. Remember, whatever you say on the Internet, they can see it.

1 comment:

  1. You are a great writer with a lot of great insight! Shannon