Tuber of the Week #42: Growing Up

With a daughter who starts kindergarten this week, I am several years away from the scenario depicted in the following video.

I have been told by parents "who have been there," that time flies and young children will become a distant memory sooner than any mom or dad wants.



Well done commercial by Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis and the folks at Subaru.

Interesting tidbit with the video--the actor portraying the concerned father is Andy Lyons.

The two girls in the video are his real-life daughters Georgie (the younger) and Lanna Lynch (the driver).

20 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

I love that commercial. It's well done. My daughter will be sixteen this year and I feel the same way.

Elena said...

It's true. My daughter began her senior year yesterday. I've been feeling weepy and sorry for myself when I should be happy for her. This morning I snapped at her for something really stupid too and I feel horrible. I tried to explain it's me, not her, and I hope she understands.

Clarissa Draper said...

What a great commercial. My son turned 16 this year and can drive. It's so freaky because I still see him as the little guy and not as the man who can navigate the roads of Mexico (where anyone can get a drivers license and drive like idiots.)

Brian Miller said...

oy this is a great commercial...and it gets me...for sure...

julie fedderson said...

I love that commercial. I feel your pain this week--my first son started kindergarten as well. It's been very bittersweet.

Bob G. said...

SLamdunk:
I also love this commercial, and I can easily see myself in Dad's position.

I do much the same with the Missus...remind her, because I care.
And that's the ONE thing I take away from this advert.

Good post and great comments.

Lisa said...

That is one of my favorites, for more than the obvious reason. I used it in my Strategic Campaigns class as an example of appealing to the emotions of a target audience. Half the class got it, the other half didn't!

Bonnie said...

This is amazing. I love this commercial!! This is probably how my mom felt.

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terri said...

I've seen that commercial many times and could always relate. Thanks for the story behind the commercial. Very cool!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I liked this commercial the second I saw it, it's so cute. My Dad isn't as sweet in his worry, I tend to know that he's freaking out about me growing up when he all of a sudden is yelling at me for normal things like "CAITLIN, THIS IS A CAR!" (TRANSLATION: drive safely?)

Stephen Tremp said...

I've seen that commercial. I won;t forget to give those drops of youth serum in my daughters breakfast cereal tomorrow morning.

Creepy Query Girl said...

awe.. I was prepared before hand but it still kind of choked me up.

runningmanda said...

I have two sons. One just started first grade, the other started fifth. 5TH!!!! Wow. You're right, it does fly. Kindergarten is such a landmark in thier independence as little people instead of "kids"!!! :) Anyway, love that commercial and didn't know both daughters were actually the actors REAL daughters. That's cute. Thanks for sharing!

SuziCate said...

Love this commercial. I got my Suby when my oldest (as a teenager) totaled my car (no injuries, and I was with him in the car!

Hilary said...

Oh yes, I've seen this before. It certainly is effective.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

It is a clever commercial. BTW, our youngest just started her sophomore year of college and it seems like she was just getting on the bus for the first day of kindergarten last week. Cherish every day because they just fly by!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Love that commercial but OCD me wishes they were wearing the small color stripes! I'm weird, I know. Thanks for being my only commenter on my blog this week. :)

Holly Lefevre said...

This commercial kills me. They did an amazing job on this one...one of the few commercials I actually remember. Cool fact about the actors.

Dawn said...

(sniff)
Nothing like car companies pulling at your heart strings.....
Darn it!
:)

secret agent woman said...

I remember seeing this one, and it brought tears to my eyes again today. Of course, I'm taking my son tomorrow to move him into his college dorm, so it hits VERY close to home.