I finally have proof of the insidious power of the media...and your worst fears have come true. Television will cause erratic behavior in children. They will copy what they see on television. It will be violent. It will be brutal. But most of all...it will be cute.
I know this because I learned it the hard way.
About a week ago, there must've been a program on which featured a pillow fight. My daughter must've seen it. I don't have either a clear memory or 100% verifiable evidence of this. But still, I know this must've happened.
Yesterday, my daughter grabbed my hand and led me down the hall. We bypassed the study and headed into Mommy and Daddy's bedroom. Sylvia wanted up on the bed, so I set her on it and laid down next to her. She went to Mommy's side and picked up her fairly heavy memory foam pillow. Sylvia then said "fight!" and threw the pillow onto my face.
New warnings on television! The world must know how dangerous the wanton televised depiction of pillow fights can be! Back in the good ole days, before we had these darn talking picture boxes in every room, there must've been less pillow-on-Daddy violence.