YOU'VE got to love a bit of nostalgia, haven't you?
Gives you a warm glow inside.
But what's that you say? This isn't necessarily looking back fondly but a rehashing of tired, sexist stereotypes?
Hell, some people report they even turn off the telly in disgust.
What do you think, is this a storm in a cup and a half of washing powder? Or is Persil guilty as charged?
Whatever your view, here's my attempt to bring said ad up to date. Hope you enjoy it:
A mum is someone who saves to buy her kids a Wii activity mat
Then spends the money going to see Take That instead
A mum is someone who says ‘big girls don’t cry’
Then sighs: “Because I said so, that’s why.”
A mum is someone who is careful to get the balance between SuperNanny and Wife Swap just just right
She isn't sure why she sometimes weeps at night
A mum is someone who uses Prozac, has no pretty hats
For 100 years, she’s thought advertisers a bunch of twats
Think you can do better? You undoubtedly can! Why not give it a go?
* Some feedback included in the comments here comes from me posting my efforts at My Writers' Circle.
Thank you to Joanne at Parentdish for including this post in her 'best of the blogs' round-up and thanks to Nixdminx for drawing her readers' attention to it in the latest 'Mummy blogging' carnival. Check 'em out for lots of new writing you may like.