This is such a wonderful little film. Watching our children grow and struggle to reach their dreams can be so heartbreaking and rewarding. And when they come back some day to say thanks, it is just the best, as you will find out some day with your beautiful babies:)XXDebbie
Just watched that having put my little boy to bed and I'm weeping. I love to dream about what he'll be when he's older and I hope I can enable him to be, above all else, happy. A lovely film. Mrs Bx
I cried too! X
Gosh Jodi, this made me cry. Incredible, thanks for sharing.
That's so beautiful!
How gorgeous this film is, I cannot even begin to express!the looks in those Mumma's eye - me oh my, I could cry some more!Beautiful, thank you for sharing x
Joining all you mummies above -yes I cried too :) xx
Also tears here! So beautiful.
gah, blubbering mess!! (really struggling with the intense (endless) workload for little recognition or gratitude at the moment. it's hard to seethe bigger picture some days (weeks))X
Oh I love this and the tear slid down my cheek not even halfway into the film - I could sense the hard work and pride of the mums notwithstanding the big win at the end. Brilliant marketing on behalf of P&G. Thanks for sharing. Melx
Gah, I cried...
I'm glad I checked these comments and discovered all these other mums cried too! It is overwhelming this job we do as parents, but I would have to agree it is the best job. Thanks for sharing this little clip.
It's very moving, for sure. Gorgeous. But it slightly annoyed me re what the mums were all shown doing. When not selflessly supporting their child's endeavours, they were doing the laundry or getting food etc. Don't mums do a whole lot of other things besides that?? There is a sense in the world - which I see also in that ad - that once you're a mother, your own aspirations/dreams somehow disappear or just become manifest in your children instead. Just something to consider...
Hi there,I'm being completely honest when I say that most days it seems that all I do is washing/cooking/sorting/finding/sweeping/baking and washing again. Quite literally that is the day to day reality of a mother with children. It is endless. As for sacrificing your own aspirations to support your child in their own journey - I think this is quite common. I only hope that many mothers can find the space to nourish their own creative pursuits or careers. But as the film suggests; mothers surrender all to nurture their children - regardless of what or who they become. My only issue with it is that it advertises a drug company - I try to ignore that bit and focus on the essence and the absolutely beautiful film making. x
Thanks for acknowledging my comment. You are endlessly lovely. I also know for sure that even though it can feel like a domestic drudge with small children (I have a one year old and a three year old and juggle 'working' from home etc) I do not think that could possibly be your whole day. You celebrate the beauty in domestic life and you do it with elegance and grace, and inspire so many people in the process. You do also this blog and think and read and write all sorts of things. You don't just do the domestic; you also process it, and so much else. I'd like to see a beautifully made film watching a mother do some of those things, beyond the perfect domestic picture. I have totally digressed.The film is gorgeous. It is for a drug company but oh well! And it is a worthy post. Hope I haven't interrupted things too much.
Thanks so very much for your kind words. I'm pretty sure the footage was edited to portray a particular angle...it's up to our imaginings to see the rest of the picture ;) x
Tears over here too. I think regards to the above comments, even if we have our own dreams and aspirations we are still squeezing them in around all the washing and cooking and nurturing required for the most important job in the world. Also there were no images of the mums sleeping so it must be accurate! melx
yep- this made me cry! great commercial!
That is just beautiful, lots of tears here!
This is such a good find. Thanks for sharing, sure made my day.
trying to explain to my soon-to-be 5 year old why that movie made me cry! Hopeless task! Thanks for sharing it Jodi xxx
Oh, I cried watching this! I'm due with our first baby (a boy!) in July and this warmed my mother heart. Thanks for posting.
this is lovely - thank you for sharing. gosh all those sleepy mums waking their small children really resonated.