Pint-size cuties wax rhapsodic about their exuberant and fanciful dreams:
"When I grow up, I'm going to go to the moon … and then we can float to school."
"When I grow up, I want to float around in my big pink bubble … or use my magic wand to make rainbows fall from the sky."
Other kids profess their joyous plans to be a dolphin tamer, swim with mermaids, and live in a bouncy castle.
As the ad continues: "Remember when you thought anything was possible? It still is."
Yes, as the smiling grown-up ladies swinging on rope swings, tootling on basketed bikes, and bouncing on trampolines assure us … anything is possible to us now as adults.
Assuming that the only thing we want now is to lose weight.
Yep, the whole dolphin-castle-magic-wand things didn't come true, but rejoice, ladies, you can still be smaller than you currently are!
I find these ads unutterably sad.
Remember those simpler times, when we dreamed big dreams and enjoyed our bodies and ourselves? Well, now we can fortunately instead all be at war with our bodies and hate them for being whatever they are.
I might not get to swim with mermaids, but by golly, I get to (pointlessly) starve myself! Just so I can gain it all back and once again be a target for these ads.
How sweet. Don't anyone tell those girls what's in their future. Let them enjoy childhood awhile longer.