KIA Superbowl Ad

I’m generally a pretty enthusiastic football fan, although this year I wasn’t so much into the game (no interest in either team) as I was into the commercials. I loved the Best Buy commercial with Amy Poehler asking the Best Buy employee all of those questions…those are MY questions. Especially, “WHERE IS THE CLOUD?” I actually do wonder about that.

But the KIA commercial REALLY caught my interest. Here is a family in a car and the son asks, “Dad, where do babies come from?”…well instead of me explaining the whole commercial, I’ll let you watch it for yourself. Just click on this, and then we’ll discuss

Three things occurred to me…
1. The silly (but imaginative) lie.
2. The fact that the boy had already been told some information by his friend Jake.
3. Parents who were far more uncomfortable than their son….so much so that they prefered to sing “The Wheels on the Bus” to visiting with him.

I would call this the perfect example of why I have a job.

Coaching parents on this subject, so that
1. The truth and your values are easier to tell, and you don’t have to lie.
2. You can talk to your child before Jake does. (who knows what Jake may have said)
3. Best of all…. you can have a REAL conversation with your child instead of having the tune to “The Wheels on the Bus” in your head for days.

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2 Responses so far »

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    pmyersjack said,

    my thoughts exactly! in fact, we did talk after the commercial…. pretty crazy to what extremes parents go to to avoid “the talk”. this commercial wasn’t very far off the mark, in fact. i was also thinking the same – that i get to teach so much cool stuff to my students because their parents don’t take the opportunities when they arise! i was also “curious” as to what “jake” had to say!! hee hee!

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    Kari Stainback said,

    Way to nab a SUPER BOWL opportunity! Perfect response!

    Kari


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