Monday, November 28, 2016
#MicroblogMondays: Damn commercials...
But every now & then, one of them throws a gut punch.
Take, for example, this commercial for coffee. You can click on the link if you're feeling brave enough to watch. (SPOILERS AHEAD!) It shows an older woman with a baby in her arms, cooing, "Grandma is so happy to be here for your very first Christmas!!" She goes on "I hear you're quite the expert at waking people up in the morning... let me show you how Grandma does it!" She opens a container of coffee & puts it on to brew. As she shows him an ornament on the tree that his daddy made when he was a little boy, and then a photo of Daddy as a little boy, we cut to Daddy (Grandma's grown-up little boy) waking up to the smell of coffee brewing, coming downstairs to help himself to a cup and watching the pair by the Christmas tree. "Thanks for making the coffee... Really glad you're here, Mom," he says. "Me too," she says.
And after all these years, all these hits to my poor battered heart, I see this stupid coffee commercial, and my eyes fill with tears.
I will never be that Grandma (or that Mom). (Lots of my cousins & high school classmates are grandparents already.)
My mom will never be that Grandma either.
And (even though she's been gone 17 years now), I still miss MY Grandma (& Grandpa), most especially at Christmastime, when we were always together as a family.
It's just not fair. :(
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.