Remember The Motherhood? A funny video released by Fiat, it went a wee bit viral (a word that to me always sounds like it’s describing some sort of nasty disease)… I’ve shown it to so many mum friends who all nodded along in recognition of every single aspect of it. Still think the mum in the video looked a bit too good, though. Where were her eyebags and vomit covered hair?
I guess the boys felt left out because Fiat are back with The Fatherhood, this time telling Dad’s side of the story. Its based on a nationwide survey which revealed that new parents drive on average 1,300 miles a year trying to get their kids to sleep. And I know in our house it’s Will who does the night time sleep driving (I’m in the bath every evening, innit?!).
Set in the dead of night, The Fatherhood follows a weary dad-of-two trying to get his screaming babies to sleep by driving them around the neighbourhood. As he drives, he starts to sing with brutal honesty and humorous irony about his long-lost youth and he questions how he’s gone from Jack the Lad to Jack the Dad.
Now each time Will goes off in the car to get the kids to sleep and returns with a mullet and a unicorn I will know what’s going on…
The Fatherhood features the new Fiat 500L, Fiat’s latest addition to the Fiat 500 family. The new Fiat 500L is aimed at style-conscious young families who are looking for a car that not only meets their practical needs but also reflects their personality. Significantly larger than the iconic Fiat 500, the Fiat 500L is plenty big enough for a family of five.
This post was kindly sponsored by Fiat. I still think it’s funny though.
It’s a rare day goes by that Elfie does not demand “PENGUINS DEE DEE”. In human grown-up speak this means ”Penguins DVD” and the one she is referring to is Happy Feet 2, which we picked up in the goodie bag at BritMums last year. Seriously, the girl can not get enough of those crazy, toe-tapping singing Penguins. The problem is that her concentration span bottoms out way before the film finishes so we have watched the first half of the DEE DEE over and over and over and over. It’s enough to send anyone psychotic. More maddening than Peppa Pig, even (Peppa leaves me craving bacon).
So when I was emailed this video made by Coca-Cola in cahoots with Ridley Scott, I was sold. It has everything Elfie likes in a video – improbably talking animals in an icy setting, jokes and dancing,- but the best thing is that it is only 7 MINUTES long. Which is the optimum time for her concentration span. She loves it.
This is a sponsored post, brought to you by the lovely Polar bears and Coca Cola.
This is what would happen if I could a) rap, b) had more consistant good hair days and c) had an awesome car.
Fiat have put together a rap video (one sentence I thought I’d never write) to celebrate the launch of the new Fiat 500L: like the Fiat 500, only bigger and better, i.e. more family – specifically Mum- friendly. The ‘L’ in the name stands for ‘large’ and this model is longer, taller and wider than the standard Fiat 500. Plus, according to Wikipedia, the car can be specified with an in-vehicle espresso machine that uses Lavazza pods, which will make it the first production car to feature such a facility.
See? They know mothers.
This video is pretty hilarious and manages to include most of my thoughts and feelings about motherhood in 3 minutes 12 seconds; the idea of starting a book club purely to drink wine is GENIUS. I’m also a student of the digger vs tractor school and if you haven’t had your precious electricals covered in baby yoghurt, well, then you haven’t lived. It reminds me of Charlotte and her caustic and witty take on parenting and will have you nodding along in agreement.
This post is sponsored but I am now convinced I need this car in my life. Fiat, would you take a leaky Renault Laguna in trade, please?
Here’s the thing: when I was a kid I was pretty good at sport, but at that age I preferred books. I preferred books so much that I would hide in the library at lunch time until the sports teacher would find me and make me come to Athletics club, kicking and screaming. I HATED Athletics club, which I suppose was a big shame as I was such a skinny minnie until the age of 20, apparently I had the perfect runners body. If I’d got over my hatred of the cold, the rain and sweating then perhaps I would have been a part of London 2012?
Amazingly someone I went to school with (and who went to Athletics club rather than the library) won a gold medal last weekend. It could’ve been me!
As it is, I’m still a bit of a lazy person who prefers the sofa and a plate of pasta to tearing around a netball court on a cold night but since the Olympics I’m definitely inspired to get a bit more involved in physical activity. I hope Elfie and Hux will be too when I tell them how we used to watch the London Olympics together during that rainy summer of 2012.
I’ve been so inspired that this morning at 6.45 I put my trainers on and did a 2k run round the village (I’ve got to start somewhere…) then did Day 1 of the 30 Day Shred when I got home. I’m planning on going to a fitness class tomorrow morning and hopefully in a few months my mum-tum pooch will be history and I’ll have Jessica Ennis’s Abs.
I’m currently researching sports that aren’t that popular so I can get really really good at one in time for Rio 2016. Fencing? Archery? Dressage? In the meantime I’m also teaching Elfie about sports, preparing her to be an Athlete of the future. 2028 Games, prepare yourselves. Elfie is coming. Probably in nothing but a nappy: