Have you ever watched “2001: A Space Odyssey” and thought HAL 9000 would make a great parent? Of course you have. Well now thanks to the magic of science comes — Smart Pajamas! The PJ’s that’ll deliver bedtime stories to your children so you don’t have to.
Awesome! And since we already have the Internet to “teach” kids about the birds and the bees, I think I’m ready to be a Dad.
The makers of Smart PJ’s have lofty claims about their product…
They tout that it is the “world’s first and only interactive bedtime clothing that will actually read your children a story.” Perfect for parents who want to do the absolute minimum when it comes to raising their kids. Also you scan your kids with your phone like they’re a product. That’s fun. Cyborg children!
Critics are saying this is just another product some faceless corporation is using to take away the parenting part of being a parent.
I say, good! Over Christmas last year, I spent about 20 minutes playing with my cousin’s 2-year-old and I was desperate to pop in the “Dora the Explorer” DVD and take a nap. I can’t even imagine having to extend that game of “the carpet is lava” for another 18 years. Technology as a babysitter rocks.
And maybe it would be best to let technology take over some parenting duties. It would have helped my childhood immensely. Since my parents were Greek, my bed time stories consisted of Cyclops’ getting their eye gouged out and gods eating their children alive. Needless to say, I still sleep with the hallway light on and my bedroom door cracked open a little.
The company brags that it has about 40 books in their library…wonder if that includes “Go the F**** to Sleep?”