I know here we go from our princess cruise to the movie Consuming Kids. As a parent if you don't take things with a grain of salt you're going to go a little insane, but you have to stand up for what you believe in and surround yourself with people, causes, support groups that help keep you walking the path of your ideals.
On Wednesday, drop the kids off for dinner at a friend's house, hire a babysitter, or have a girls' night out and start the evening at the main branch of the Cambridge Public Library for a screening of excerpts from the movie Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood. Diane Levin will be there for a conversation about topics raised in the film and how we (parents, teachers, care givers) can react and prepare ourselves and our children to deal with the way we are "marketed to".
The event is on Wednesday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Main Cambridge Public Library branch. After you take it all in, then you can head out for a drink and a bite to eat. Walking distance (Café Pamplona, Grafton Street, Mr. Bartley's Burgers). If it's a nice night for a longer walk (Olé, Trina's Starlite Lounge, East Coast Grill, East by Northeast).