Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Gerber's presents: The joy of single motherhood. Gag.
Pardon my prudishness, but it seems to me that if the Mommy here really wanted her baby to be "covered," she wouldn't have set herself up to be a single mom.
Now of course, we don't have the back story. Maybe the sperm donor skipped town. Maybe he died. Maybe his wife wouldn't grant him a divorce. But this woman looks waaaaayyyy too happy about being on her own with a brand new baby, and I get a very strong vibe that this was what was planned all along.
And if that is in fact the case, I really don't see how a $10,000 life insurance policy is going to reassure a baby who is going to be raised by day cares and babysitters while mommy is off making money to make ends meet.
"Hey, wait a minute, John- you are assuming an awful lot here. Maybe she's independently wealthy, and she plans to live on that wealth while staying home and raising her child." Ok- but if that's the case, why is she so giddy about purchasing a miserably inadequate $10,000 life insurance policy for that kid? I mean, jeesh- $10,000 covers about four months in the life of the average American adult in 2013.
My guess is that the vast majority of Single Moms are a lot more interested in finding low-cost day care and a decent, rent-paying job than in waxing poetic about an insurance policy provided by a company specializing in crushed carrot mush sold in tiny glass jars. But that's just my take. This woman sure makes single mommyhood look inviting, doesn't she? I must say, Gerber's certainly chooses the strangest things to endorse.