Three-year-olds are proof that advertising works. This month Madeline has repeated all of the following to us verbatim, unpromted, and plain as day:

"Kids eat free at IHOP."

"If you don't have an iPhone, you don't have an iPhone."

"Join the Gerber generation on Facebook."

"Busch's baked beans, a special blend of spices."

And you guys, we don't let her watch that much TV.

I don't know what endeared her to those particular commercials, but here are a few of my favorites that are on these days.

No offense to any soccer players out there: [youtube][/youtube]

Built like a Volkswagon: [youtube][/youtube]

Things seem 45% better: [youtube][/youtube]

Don't be the last to know:  [youtube][/youtube]

It's even newer than your laptop: [youtube][/youtube]